Happiness is a state of mind. We think it’s external, something which is present in the world as an entity. This makes us feel that we should find it and own it.
Confirmation bias refers to believing things in such a way that they sync with the thoughts you already believe in. It influences our thoughts and then, our actions directly. It may seem a common thing. Not until the same bias leads to wrong decisions and misinterpretation. One disregards the evidence and facts in order to hold on to the existing beliefs.
Coming up with great ideas doesn’t happen overnight. If we need one immediately, we often think hard, research on Google, and do somehow. But to make it a continuous habit, you have to look at what your mind consumes.