inessential by Brent Simmons

Long-term brain confusion

There are a few things that have confused me all my life. One is the issue of higher numbers.

By that I mean — which number is higher, 1 or 2? 10 or 7?

I always get it wrong. Here’s why:

1. Here is a list.

2. Here’s a second item.

3. Here’s a third item.

Which number is higher? #1, clearly, is higher — it’s above the subsequent numbers. Just look at it — it’s totally, obviously, unquestionably higher.

But no. Everyone else thinks the other way. Despite the clear evidence of their eyes.