Consider This: An Example
How body of knowledge shapes perception
An old joke anecdote…
Picture Palm Beach, Florida. Evening. A palatial restaurant. A rich dowager enters dripping with diamonds and asks to be seated for dinner. The head waiter bows and apologizes, saying she’ll have to wait. Every table is occupied.
The waiter explains, “It’s Thursday, you know.” He says, “Cook’s night out.”
At this the dowager surveys the crowded dining room and asks, “Are you saying all these people are cooks?”
The assumption based on personal experience
The disconnect happens because the rich person assumes that all people eat at this fancy place. Even cooks. When they have a free evening.
That’s body of knowledge at work. How experience and education skew your reality.
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