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Summary of Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Factfulness is a relaxing habit for critical thinking. It helps you maintain a fact-based worldview. It teaches you how to recognise and avoid the most common ways information gets misinterpreted.

First: Realize that we don’t see the world as it is.

Part is to accept that humans don’t see reality just as it is. There’s too much information for us to process it all. That’s why we all have an attention filter in our heads. But this attention filter is hard wired to make us care more about dramatic information, which easily leads to a stressful over-dramatic impression of the world. Continue reading…

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