If you want to be right, you'll be

Last month I’ve been struggling when deciding to which country I should move next. First, I decided I wanted to go to Colombia, so I started looking for information of how great Colombia is. Cool. One google search and I proved it.
Afterwards, I decided that I wanted to go to Chile. It seemed to me a great place to go and live for a while. So I looked for things to see if I was right or not. Again. I found what I was looking for. I was right!
Mmmm. What’s going on here?
What really happened was that my expectations and my perception of the world conditioned what I was looking for. In other words, a confirmation bias.
Let’s see what Wikipedia says about it: “Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way.”
There’s a natural tendency in human beings to prove we’re right. Thus, when I was looking for a place, unconsciously I wanted to prove that I was right.
When that happens you avoid the stuff it goes against it. Maybe you’re not aware of it, but you only perceive things that proves your perception of the world. We’re hardwired like that…
So, how many of the things you do on a regular basis are just to prove your perception of the world? I can bet that more things that you can count to.
Either way, the only thing I know for sure is that I’m going to Chile and now is the best choice. I’m right… right?