The Surgeon Paradox
If you’re choosing between two surgeons of equal merit, you should choose the one who DOESN’T look the part, because they’ve had to overcome more to get to where they are. Looking the part is sometimes the worst indicator of competency. - Sahil Bloom
I think about this a lot. We often possess systemic biases that afford advantages to certain people based on their appearance. For the disadvantaged to reach the same level, they had to surmount challenges and adversities that those who were born with privilege do not.