If I want to perceive another religion as being a threat to my own, I will find several reasons to support this claim.
If I want to think of an illness as less dangerous than it really is, I am likely to ignore its warning signs.
Once I have labeled my boss a cold taskmaster, I am prone to spot instances of this behaviour in her.
If I believe my university to be the best in the country, I can spot several reasons to back this claim.
The moment I buy a new cryptocurrency, I am biased to believe that it has a bright future.
When I want the world to be a certain way, my perception distorts the truth to fulfil my wish. To experience the truth, I must lean into the world without any expectations of my own.