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Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
By Margaret Heffernan
Review by Douglas Balzer
Willful Blindness engages the complexity of one of the most pervasive issues we face as human beings: not recognizing what is right in front of us and visible. There are things we do not see, because we choose not to, because, in the words of Margaret Heffernan, “we are willfully blind.”
If you are not familiar with Margaret Heffernan, she is a Texan born, Cambridge-educated, raised in the Netherlands, entrepreneur. She has championed allowing employees to have an active role and voice within companies. Her background in business is impressive.
A reading of the title itself caused my curiosity to swirl. How do we intentionally diminish the ability to comprehend what we are seeing? In narrative style, Margaret weaves a tapestry that combines social anthropology and real life examples of human behavior with perilous results. She examines the common dilemma we all face: the act of being willfully blind, denying truths that are “too painful, too frightening to confront.” read more…