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Once you see it, you can't unsee it

Once you see it, you can't unsee it
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I was talking to a friend today about noticing a pattern in my relationship with someone. I mentioned that once I saw the pattern, it became difficult to ignore. It's as if that person's behaviors never bothered me, but once I saw the pattern, I couldn't help but notice more instances of it.

I think that this is because of confirmation bias, but they likened it to a visual illusion, which I also thought was a good comparison. Once you see pattern in the image, it can be hard to unsee it.

This sent me on a search for interesting examples, and here is a list of entertaining ones I found:

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