As human beings, we are brilliant at pattern recognition. That’s how our minds work.
If we weren’t, we probably couldn’t function at all. Just think about it.
That does mean we screen out a lot of data, helped by the fact that our retinas are part of our brain.
So we do tend to find what we are looking for. And this is one of our inbuilt cognitive biases.
Right now, we are in unfamiliar territory and uncertain times. Therefore, it does make a difference whether we are looking for a map or a compass.
And that’s worth thinking about, again.