Datasets and Data-Based Decisions

I started listening to a podcast a few weeks back, hosted by someone with very different political leanings than I have. The content isn’t political, but his views seep into the conversation. I really enjoy his content, but the politics were difficult to listen to, at first. It’s gotten easier though.

I used to have very similar beliefs to his though. And as I’ve listened to him, I’ve realized that I’d probably still have those same views, if I was basing them on the same data.

He and I use different datasets to make our decisions, and that realization has made me question some of my beliefs, as it should. Unfortunately, I don’t know the answers to some of the questions that arise from that discovery… Or rather, I now have the good fortune to investigate my beliefs and why I hold them even more.

That is a pretty great gift to receive!

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