This morning on my way to my first appointment I found myself following a car with the following vanity license plate; “UNBIAS 1”.
As I pondered what might motivate someone to pay extra to declare to the world their universal neutrality on all subjects, something occurred to me.
The very statement is not an honest one. The license plate communicates a strong conviction that neutrality is the best position to hold. The problem is that that position is a biased one.
Here are some possible value statements that might be more honest than a bold proclamation of being unbiased.
They value perceived harmony over conviction
They value perceived neutrality over seeking truth
They value silence over honest communication of differences
What do you think?