Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#039: The Inherent Bias of Being Human

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m not biased?” Or perhaps you’ve thought that yourself.

In this episode, Mel challenges us to rethink our beliefs around bias and false claims of objectivity.

He prompts us by asking, “Do you have beliefs?” Well, beliefs are biases. They are a subjective, perceptive way to affirm our likes and stipulate our dislikes. Mel shares an intriguing dialogue he had with a judge in a courtroom around this very subject.

Bias is what makes us human, rather than robotic.

When we can articulate our bias, we become more open-minded. Mel shares how the objective right vs. wrong arguments that incapacitate our relationships could be transcended by owning our personal biases and help us truly listen to one another.

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