There are a lot of mechanisms we use as navigate throughout our week that help us practice wilful blindness. There are plenty of benefits for doing so too.
This is a natural tendency of the socialised humans that we’ve become and we shouldn’t take it personally. It does benefit us more however to be aware of our limited thinking so that we can be more imaginative.
Mechanisms such as Group Think, The Availability Cascade, The Bandwagon Effect, Concrete Thinking, Motivated Reasoning, Rationalisation and of course, The Blind Spot Bias suffocate our creative potential.
Is there a treatment? Yes, self-awareness. If we don’t know how to release our grip on “being right” or we are never shown how to become flexible thinkers it’s almost impossible to treat. This is why treating unconscious blindness the second part of what we teach in the imagination process. We call it V2_Blind Thinking and it is part of the The V Series.