Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

by Hans Rosling

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

by Hans Rosling


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  • Emotions VS. Facts

    Humans are emotional creatures. While we have evolved mental and cognitive functions beyond any other species in the world, we are still bound by the emotions and instincts that have helped us survive through millennia. Thus, it’s easy to let emotions of fear, anger, and anxiety overpower our logic.

  • Put Yourself in Other Shoes

    The world is a very complicated place. We see and interact with it in different ways and this only makes things even more complicated. When you remember that there are at least 7 billion other people in addition to yourself, you will start to see why it’s important to consider other perspectives. Th

  • Context Matters

    We’re all used to stereotypes. These generalizations help us to make sense of the world around us, fitting everything into neat and mutually exclusive boxes. But when has this proven to be accurate? Generalizations can be harmful because they ignore context. Statistics and bad word choices also do t

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