Adam Bataineh

Jordan University
Amman, Jordan

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Arabic, English

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Adam Bataineh
Posted about 4 years ago
Would world become better if there were no Ego??? How to overcome "ego" ???
I have often been engaged in debates and discussions where one side makes a better case and should be convincing to the other side. but the other side would not admit they were wrong and would even convince themselves that they were right out of pure ego. i think ego can cloud our judgement more than we expect. i personally try to recognize this problem in myself by putting myself in an observer position. we make the best judgement when we are not part of the discussion but are only observing. how many times have you watched a debate and said: it is so obvious that this guy is wrong! how is he still not convinced. but the truth is that when you are in a debate you are more interested in portraying your idea showing that you are right then actually trying to get to a result. so i try to take an observer position and that would help to make an objective position and overcome my ego! on the other hand when i feel that the person im talking to's ego is clouding his judgement which often happens if you are challenging his views, I try not to just blame his ego but i try to present my point in a different that wouldn't steer up his ego.
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Adam Bataineh
Posted about 4 years ago
Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"
personalizing results of search engines and other pages online is a way of maximizing advertisement profit. but it also gives you the information that "it" thinks you want to see therefore you get results you like. on facebook for example if i login on my account i would get adds about cars, sports.. etc, because im a guy. I tried logging in from a friend's account who is a girl, i got adds about fashion discounts, wedding dresses and bridal stuff (interestingly she was engaged at the time) Im always with making websites easier and more personalized. but please let me be the one to decide if i want you to decide for me!