How not to be ignorant about the world

How not to be ignorant about the world
This mind map was made with XMind
Visit Website added Wed, Apr 29, 2015
via web

How not to be ignorant about the world

Hans & Ola Rosling divide their presentation in two parts. First they try to explain why we are so ignorant about these important matter, then they presents some keys that should help us to be less ignorant about the world.


1 Skewed sources of information:
Our personal bias, developed since our childhood, shapes our world views. What we learned at school is now outdated facts! The world goes faster than we think and push books or teachers lessons to get quickly outdated.
News Bias. Unusual events are more interesting. Often on the first page we find especially things that talk about what we are afraid of. It’s commercially driven and bias our world view.

2 Human intuitions:
Our intuitions possess evolutionary reasons and roots. They were great tools for a hunter-gather lifestyle. It helped us to generalize, to see causality easily and to remember and avoid dangerous animals. But for obtaining a adequate world view our intuition makes thing worse.


1 Read and learn all the facts by reading international reports.
2 Use Ola Rosling rules of thumb: If you don’t know the answer to a question about our world, just think:
- Most things improve
- The most people are in the middle of the pyramid
- The majority of countries already have electricity power, girls in school...
- We tend to exaggerate problem that scare us; earthquakes, terrorists, sharks


It’s important to understand what worked and where we actually succeed so we can replicate it. The main danger of not seeing something that worked it’s to go back to an original position.

A good evaluation of what is working emphasize what is not working. It’s much essayer to have a correct diagnostic and to fix the problem. It’s crucial to recognize what we achieved.

Sources, How not to be ignorant about the world, Hans Rosling & Ola Rosling. View the video

Link: ht
Created using: Visit Website
Category: Library > Parent > Child
Copyright & licencing: Copyright ©Geopolitics Mapping Some Rights Reserved. This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Link


Please login to post comments

Related Mind Maps:

Share this mind map


To open this mind map, you`ll need Visit Website or compatible mind mapping software installed.

Need help? Please contact us


Another free XMind Social Sciences Mind Map shared on Biggerplate! Register FREE to download thousands of mind map templates and examples!

View more XMind templates.

Need custom mind map templates for your business? Learn more

Upcoming Webinars:

Mind Mapping for Children - How I Taught my 5yr Old to Mind Map
Mind Mapping for Children - How I Taught my 5yr Old to Mind Map
During the summer of 2020, during the Covid pandemic, Sean taught his son how to mind map his favou…
Speaker: Sean Mitton
Date 18 May 2021
Managing Productivity and Information with Mind Maps
Managing Productivity and Information with Mind Maps
Have you ever imagined doing everything you do in less time? Increasingly, people have been finding …
Speaker: Renata Fellini Magalhães
Date 26 May 2021
Biggerplate Certified

Validate your mind mapping software skills with Biggerplate Certification!

Learn more
Copyright 2008 - 2021 Ltd. All rights reserved.