“Reality” is constructed by your brain.
“It’s really important to understand we’re not seeing reality...We’re seeing a story that’s being created for us.”
"Most of the time, the story our brains generate matches the real, physical world — but not always. Our brains also unconsciously bend our perception of reality to meet our desires or expectations. And they fill in gaps using our past experiences."
"All of this can bias us...And once we know the extent of our brain’s limits, how do we live with more humility — and think with greater care about our perceptions?"