This is a wonderful article. Insightful, amazing and food for thought. I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing. I think that there is another reason why we think we are right even if we are wrong, besides the soldier mindset (motivated reasoning). It is confirmation bias, where one tends to see/find something/information that supports one’s belief/hypotheses. Confirmation bias is somewhat similar to frequency illusion.
When you see something, what you see is what your brain makes sense of. And how our brain makes sense of something, is shaped by our experiences, knowledge etc. Human senses are fallible. What people think they perceive is actually filtered and processed by the brain to construct a useful view of the world. Thus, you may think that what u see is reality, but it is in fact our perception is not absolute and is relative.
So true… reminds me of the “dress that broke the Internet”!