Dear Bias, Okay I Admit It

Updated on February 14, 2018
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Charmaine is a poet and freelance writer who offers a Cartomancy service. Charmaine loves ideas and using a holistic approach to life.

The Key to Expand or Rejuvenate our Biases
The Key to Expand or Rejuvenate our Biases | Source

A Letter to You....


Dear Bias,

Okay I admit it.

I am biased about loving puppies and kittens; men with great smiles; being part of interesting conversations; love, harmony and ease; all being given opportunities to do better, be better and give better; loving temperate weather; creating through words, pictures and the divination arts; and loving those who are not afraid to be tender hearted and follow their good conscience.

Bias and beauty both lie in the eye of the beholder. But how much free range should we give them?

Here is a poem about being lopsided-biased.

Dear Bias-A Poem


Jaundiced eyes favour

friends, children, employees whosoever.

Writers zigzag websites

that show a proclivity in hindsight

to photography rather than the word.


Low expectations, high expectations

Trumpeted from the astrologer’s jubilations

or, a psychic medium, that infers

all that was once rapporteur

is thrown out the door

for good or bad evermore.


Do facts vindicate you are correct?

Or, do we use facts to enact

that we are backed?


Source

We are hot potatoes

of experiential data, of vibrato,

together with borrowed opinions,

and cultural provincialism million.


Alain extinguishes the flames of the dragon.

Bias says he is a great candidate for our wagon.

yet, Alain receives financial contributions

from foreign patrons.


Marni fires, while Tim hires.

High turnover of staff transpires.

Who is competent?

Where lies your bias gradient?


Rob is too quiet,

Although he motivates his sales collegiate,

converting 2out 5 customers

into paying newcomers.

Who is too quiet?


Do you wear a white or dark halo?

Or, do we place the halo upon you, piccolo?

Bias is a tendency,

inclination or opinion radiancy,

that comes pre-packaged.


We are never totally free of the zig zag,

the more swerve we wag,

within us, the poorer our acuity of

decisions and their accompanied anxiety.

Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision | Source

The more we think of someone,

the more we increase the forerun

of a correct sixth sense, at a glance.

but what about those times,

we didn’t, and we were in the doldrums?

Have you counted those?


Fractals, malformations, blind sides,

clannish, tunnel visions applied,

are facets of bias.

How can we unravel lopsidedness?


We can try on alternate points of view?

Discuss ideas with a few,

Or, people that you steer clear from,

as haters are our critics of mayhem.


Take the time to think over a big decision,

Rather than decide in haste vision.

Its hard I know,

when you are in a pressure cooker woe.


Pay attention to who gave you,

The idea or information to show.

Do they have your best

interests at breast?


Whichever way, plainly distinguee,

what you need to talk over,

with another forgiver.


Be mindful of the stereotypes

you harbour openly or hiddenly promisingly.

Pull closer those who empathise,

yet, who will lovingly challenge you.

Bias largely

See results

© 2018 Threekeys

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    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      6 months ago from Australia

      Its like you're on a high speed train travelling 400 mph when someone doesnt know you yet is socially and verbally skilled and spreading their unknown biases against you. It certainly has pulled me up to contemplate and look where I place the white or dark halo upon others. Some of these biases are ignorantly collected from my society/culture from way back. I do see things differently and I am sure I now have new biases which will soon enough become old biases.

      Thank you Gypsy Rose for coming over to read this article.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      6 months ago from Australia

      Yes if we are living we are both growing and shedding biases all the time. Its life.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      6 months ago from Washington DC

      ThreeKeys,

      That is exactly what I mean, at one time or another we all have had most of those biases which we do well to overcome. As i was reading it I was reflecting on when I was this one, that one and the others too. I guess I didn't out and out say I was reflecting on when I housed so many of them, as they say over here, "my bad".

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most interesting look at biases.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      6 months ago from Australia

      I like your good natured outlook Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I have always been neutral with death and bias/descrimination and prejudice. They just are. I always giggle when a clerk calls me old man. Good for him, I am.

      Legally it is different. Strange rules there that can net an attorney a lot of cash.

    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR

      Threekeys 

      6 months ago from Australia

      Elijah I am surprised. The poem is not about critcisizing as much as it is sbout self reflection and self examination. Everyone is doing the best they can. The poem was to remind me if ever I become too emphatic or possibly dogmatic, I may need to pause and rethink.This stems from also being judged by a highly judgemental public servant who hasnt had one personal conversation with me and who is spreading misinformation to authourities and lay people causing loss, suffering and damage.Words an be mightier than the sword.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      6 months ago from Washington DC

      OK! Describe all of us, since you dared.

      Once I finished looking up the many words I have spoken but never knew how to spell I managed to comprehend whence you came. An interesting and well done description for our many Biases.

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