Positivity vs. Negativity BIAS

On the topic of re’ah/ seeing :

Positivity vs. Negativity BIAS:

By seeing the positive, by going ABOVE OUR NATURE, Maaver al Middatav, we create a pipeline (קו) of bracha and create a positive reality.

I just saw this book entitled “Positivity Bias” and was intrigued. I never heard of this concept before.


“In Positivity Bias, we learn that life is essentially good; that positive perception is applicable and accessible to all; that it derives from objective, rational insight, not subjective, wishful imagination, and that positive living is a matter of choice, not circumstance.”

As a UXdesigner, I study the “Negativity bias”. People remember the bad more than the good

“The negativity bias is the tendency for humans to pay more attention, or give more weight to negative experiences over neutral or positive experiences. *Even when negative experiences are inconsequential*, humans tend to focus on the negative.

Imagine you went on a beautiful hike and along the trail you encountered a rattlesnake. What do you think you will remember more vividly about the hike: the snake you encountered or the beautiful scenery along the way? Most people will remember the rattlesnake incident better, because negative experiences tend to affect them much more than positive ones. This phenomenon is an example of negativity bias.”

We can choose our “bias” and create שלום בית!

When we bring blessing down, the world reveals blessing to us, it is unleashed based on how we choose. -Shuli Kleinman


Note: origin of the word “bias” from Greek epikarsios "athwart, crosswise, at an angle, oblique’;" from epi- "upon" + karsios "oblique," from PIE *krs-yo-, suffixed form of root *sker-(1) "to cut."

NOTE: Rabbi Genuth says there is a hidden bias in the world that we discover when we bring blessing into the world..not just as long as i am doing good. I affect the world and i have responsibjty to heal and fix the world so the hidden bias of good can come out

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