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Old 09-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by borg number one View Post
It helps to be cognizant that everyone has their own biases, greatly shaped by a myriad of factors. This is a good read on the topic. All fans have their own biases, for example, who did you watch the most, what playing style do you prefer, what do you prioritize? Fans on every player should be congnizant of biases in my opinion, whether they are fans of Laver, Rosewall, Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Sampras, Agassi, Nadal, Federer, Lendl, etc. Much has to do with the fact that we often discuss matters that are very subjective by their very nature. Plus, even "objective" items often require context, such as # Masters shields (well, consider how the Tour and Masters series evolved over wonder Nadal has more Masters shields than Laver...).
Interesting article, I've read something similar before a few years ago.
Yes I agree we all other a natural bias, but by taking 'I' out of the equation, one can look at things pretty objectively. And only then can we say or do what is right, not what's right for us, our bias.
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