Have you ever noticed that when you buy a car, there are suddenly more cars just like yours on the road? Maybe it is just me, but I see a lot of navy Subaru Legacy’s out there right now. I know I did not see that many five years ago. I may think people like me must be buying more cars just like mine, but that is probably not true.
Sometimes our pattern seeking brains falsely see patterns and erroneously place too much importance on them.
What we talk about most often becomes most important to us. For example,
The AMS doesn’t do this. Dealing with the AMS’s quirks takes too much time. Ugh! Another problem with the AMS!
Maybe we need a new AMS?
Coincidence confirms our beliefs.
That other industry association just implemented a new AMS.
Yes. We need a new AMS too!
If you ever found the team heading toward a suspect goal and wondered how you got there, it might be because of false patterns.