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Nick_Tarleton, this is just proving that, while you may have processed the fundamentals of correspondance bias, you have not completely processed the concept of false consensus, as you are using an example of this in your post.

You say "Shouldn't we all care about saving the world?", this is false consensus; assuming your opinion would be mirrored by a gross overestimate of relevant individuals than the actual statistic of individuals that share your opinion. While Kavembuangga is demonstrating, with your interpretation of the quote you sampled, e... (read more)

I don't think it's a false consensus at all to ask a question like "Shouldn't we all care about saving the world?". Taken literally, there can be no consensus to a question. Both the question asker and answerer can share a consensus about the answer to the question, but the question itself has no definitive truth value and therefore cannot be agreed upon (assuming the question does not presume information). However, even if you assume that the question was hypothetical it's still not a case of false consensus. The hypothetical question would translate to the statement "We should all care about saving the world". This is a statement of Nick_Tarleton's opinion. Nothing he's said implies that he believes that everyone or even the majority of people agree with his opinion. He has only stated what that opinion is. If he had asked the hypothetical question "Doesn't everyone care about saving the world?" or stated "Everyone cares about saving the world" that would be a different matter completely. Then he would be implying that others shared his view without providing any statistical reasoning to back it up.

Personally, I think it is because, in this post, all you are really saying is: "Who cares? Whether I press red button or the green button is irrelevant.". This opinion is completely disregarding the topic, the topic being, rather, the psychology of one's opinion of others' and one's own actions.

This article is saying, in essence, one believes one's own actions are perfectly normal due to one's natural subjective sympathy of one's self, due to false consensus, due to extenuating circumstances, or any other reason, and that one's actions cannot, i... (read more)

The author of the comment you're replying to hasn't posted to the site in about five years, so it's rather unlikely that he's going to receive your reply.