The 3 Biggest Disasters in fairness bias History
Most of us are pretty good at seeing what we want and what we don’t want. We do this even if we have no conscious awareness of it. We have an automatic bias to believe that we’re better than others.
Fairness bias is when we are more likely to believe that there is a bias in the world that we should also be more aware of. When you were little, you probably liked going to the park with your friends because they were the same age and they didn’t have any weird kids around. But as you got older and realized that you weren’t cool anymore, you stopped hanging out with your friends.
The problem with this is that we always have this bias in us. For example, as a child, I liked going out with my friends but I never thought that this was a good reason to do things that I didnt like and I always think that as adults, I should really know better.
You may have never noticed this bias before, but after you grew up, you may have started to notice it. This is because the same people you had an easier time with as a child, they may now be the ones who make you feel wrong.
When you think about it, it all comes down to our social cognition. For example, if I go out with my friends, I may be the one who comes home with the biggest piece of gossip. If I go out with my family I may be the one who comes home with the most gossip. I may be the “old fart” of the family, but I’m not the one going home with the gossip.
If I go out with my friends I may be the one who comes home with the biggest piece of gossip. My friends are the ones who really know me, they know that I love to talk about my favorite subjects, and they are the ones that I can talk to about things that are important to me. If I go out with my family I may be the one who comes home with the biggest piece of gossip.
I can already hear the debate over why it would be unfair for me to go out with my friends. I guess the logical response is that if I have been out with my friends for a while, it’s unlikely I would continue that habit. But I can definitely see the rationale behind why I would be the one who came home with the gossip.
The fairness bias is a common reason why we don’t remember how old we are. Our memories have been tampered with by our environment, so we can’t trust our recollections. Although our memories aren’t tampered with every time, they are influenced by previous memories, so if we can’t recall our exact age, we’ll probably be able to remember only the most recent memory.
The fairness bias in memory is what causes us to overestimate our age. When we first wake up in the morning, we tend to remember every little thing that happened that day, because our memories arent tampered with and we didnt do anything to make it so. However, we all know that events that happened long ago, happened to our friends, so we tend to remember them far better than the things we dont remember.
In fairness bias, we tend to remember events from a long time ago, but also remember other things like our friends who didnt remember us at all. This might cause us to remember things we arent aware of, which may be unfair. It can therefore confuse people who are just looking for a specific event, so it can cause confusion.