In the process of everyday life, we make decisions after evaluating data from various sources, knowledge, past experiences, other peoples’ opinions, etc. If any of the premises or data inputs is wrong, it may lead us to a conclusion that is not accurate or false. In order to process large amounts of data in the shortest period of time, our brains use previous assumptions to evaluate and make a decision. If one or several of the past assumptions was or has become false or inaccurate, it will lead to successive inaccurate conclusions. Holistic education is the most effective way to develop emotional intelligence and critical thinking. For most adults, unlearning inaccurate conclusions, false assumptions and replacing these with newer, more effective models of the world, data and critical thinking skills provides a foundation for upward social and financial mobility.
Something that intentionally misleads or distracts from the real problem, matter at hand, or important issue. It may be an emotional issue, logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers, audiences or participants towards a false conclusion. When two people are disagreeing over who is to blame for a problem, one party will often accuse the other or divert attention from themselves using one or several red herrings.