Survivorship Bias

Survivorship bias is the logical error of concentrating on the people that succeed and overlooking those who fail. We always tend to believe we will succeed in life by comparing ourselves to those that do. Our minds decide to ignore all the people who are struggling.

For example, if someone is doing great in life by cheating in a test, that is simply by virtue of their luck. We cannot infer that cheating in a test will ensure the same outcome for us.

It is important to aspire for success using other people as role models. However, copying their paths step by step may not lead to accomplishments for us. We must explore our own ways and pave our own paths!

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