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Easy Rationalizations & Harder Truths

Our days are full of rationalizations1… indeed, we are an extremely adept species at being able to dance around the real reasons behind our decisions and behaviours, and highly skilled at making them appear reasonable, justified, and even laudable.

Small wonder, for rationalizing helps us tolerate or avoid the anxiety, aggression, hostility, resentment, or frustration we may have about difficult situations or decisions. In fact we are so adept at rationalizing that our reasonings spring to mind the split second after a decision is made or an action is taken… and very often, without us being fully aware that we have skipped over the real reason or truth.

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