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From Omar's Desk: Factfulness

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Factfulness 101:

1. Gap Instinct: Beware of comparing averages. Look for disparities within and across groups. Understand the real distribution of data.

2. Negativity Instinct: Recognize progress. The world is often better than you think, contrary to news portrayal. Get the big picture.

3. Straight Line Instinct: Nothing goes in a straight line. Projecting simple future trends can mislead. Predict responsibly.

4. Fear Instinct: Don't let fear dictate your view of the world. Be objective about risks and probability.

5. Size Instinct: Keep things in perspective. Not everything that glitters is gold, and not everything big is significant.

6. Generalization Instinct: Avoid stereotyping and over-generalizations. Differences within groups can be greater than differences between groups.

7. Destiny Instinct: Change is possible and often gradual. Cultures, people, and societies are not static.

8. Single Perspective Instinct: Embrace diverse viewpoints. Multiple approaches often give a more comprehensive understanding.

9. Blame Instinct: Avoid scapegoating. Problems often have multiple causes and demand collective solutions.

10. Urgency Instinct: Resist haste. Take time for analysis and scrutiny before making important decisions.

These tips are from the book "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think" by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, and Ola Rosling, shared by Omar's Desk. Apply these principles to better comprehend the world and to drive better decision maing.

P.S: In the last 20 years, has the proportion of the world population living in extreme poverty almost doubled, remained more or less the same, or almost halved?