Learn from Mistakes

We learn best from our own mistakes, but we tend to ignore the failures of others, which means we can’t learn from them. This is called survivorship bias: a logical error that shows that we tend to concentrate on success and overlook failures (which results in overly optimistic beliefs). –Thorin Klosowski

Fiction Writing Prompt: Put your protagonist in a situation where survivorship bias causes complications.

Journaling Prompt: What lesson did you have to learn from yourself?

Art Prompt: Survivorship Bias

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Inform your audience about survivorship bias and give them strategies to overcome it. 

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