Eric Grovum

Brighton, CO, United States

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I dare you to destroy your paradigms and relearn from new perspectives!

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logic, truth and philosophy

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Eric Grovum
Posted over 1 year ago
What can we do to confront our own cognitive biases?
John, I agree about TED. I've only been participating on the TED conversations for a short time, and I've come to the understanding that I've got some serious biases that I had underestimated. I've been pretty blunt in some conversations, and I've learned that it doesn't get me anywhere. I thought I was more open minded than maybe I am. That's why I asked this question, and I'm getting a lot of great feedback.
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Eric Grovum
Posted over 1 year ago
What can we do to confront our own cognitive biases?
I'm only seeking a utopia in my own mind. The ability to find truths and understand how they interact, and to discover when my beliefs are based on bad information seems like the only way I can progress as a person and feel justified in having the opinions that I have. Thanks for your post. We see some of the same things, and are upset at the same injustices. There is a book you may be interested in called "The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis" by Jeremy Rifkin. I found it to be a very encouraging outlook on a possible future in which in group loyalty will expand to encompass all the people of the earth. Thanks. Eric
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Eric Grovum
Posted over 1 year ago
Should we abolish national minimum wage?
OK, I now have a whole list of stuff to read on this. It may take me a while, but I am going to come to a better understanding of how the non-aggression principle works and economic theory from a libertarian perspective works. The only way we can make rational decisions is to have all the facts and understand how they interrelate. Thanks for your patience guys. Eric
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Eric Grovum
Posted over 1 year ago
Should we abolish national minimum wage?
Ehis, I need to apologize to you for my arrogant posts. I had about a week of emotional driven thinking here. While its difficult for me, I need to confront my own biases here and make sure my thinking is really clear, or find out if it is based on faulty facts and reasoning. If there are any books or authors you could suggest for me I would appreciate it. Thanks, Eric