Bias reduction

I start expressing my thoughts, then check again

Are these thoughts truly mine or do they represent ideas ingrained

Deep within by the society I grew up in

With all its biases that I no longer believe in

When I examine issues in greater depth I can see

That I have no reason to trust stereotypes perpetrated by society

But if I do not make an effort to question my views

Consciously or subconsciously I remain biased too


It’s easy to accept what you’ve heard throughout

If you don’t think about it, you have no reason to doubt

Things that on the surface appear to be true

Thus centuries of biases get passed down to you..


To eliminate biases from my thoughts I need

To make conscious and sustained efforts indeed

To gather objective information, examine it and come to

My less biased conclusions- this is what I resolve to do

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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