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Humans have a negative search bias. Our brain defaults to scan for “what’s wrong” instead of “what’s right”. Some of us have a stronger negative search bias than others, and I’ve found when my anxiety is high, so is my ability to identify “what’s wrong”. This psychological phenomenon makes sense to me: in order to survive in the wild, we have to constantly scan the environment for “what’s wrong”. A tree branch breaking could be that bear coming to eat me.

But our kids aren’t bears (most of the time ). Hopefully, most of us don’t need to constantly scan the environment for what’s wrong in order to survive. But, our brains still do.

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