Thoughts from Places, Part 1: WYSIATI and the Illusion of Understanding

WYSIATI
What You See Is All There Is

"You cannot help dealing with the limited information you have as if it were all there is to know. You build the best possible story from the information available to you, and if it is a good story, you believe it. Paradoxically, it is easier to construct a coherent story when you know little, when there are fewer pieces to fit into the puzzle. Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance."

Dan Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow pg 201