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261 Post author: Yvain 28 April 2009 10:00PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 29 April 2009 03:12:56AM 11 points [-]

Indeed, it's one of the interesting paradoxes about people. We think that everyone is the same as us (shown in examples like this), while simultaneously thinking that we're unique and special (for things like narcissism, the narrative fallacy, and even religion.)

It's actually a wonder we manage to accomplish anything at all, given the messy state of our brains...