Just because you don’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not there.*
You don’t see everything there is to see. I don’t, we don’t, everybody don’t.
By the same token, just because you do see something, doesn’t mean it’s all there is to see. (That’s the same thing really.)
Jeffrey Saltzman cites Daniel Kahneman on the subject.
Daniel Kahneman coined the acronym WYSIATI which is an abbreviation for “What you see is all there is”. It is one of the human biases that he explores when he describes how human decision-making is not entirely based on rational thought.
Traditionally, economists believed in the human being as a rational thinker, that decisions and judgments would be carefully weighed before being taken.
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