“We have seen that the tendency to justify our past behavior can lead us into an escalation of rationalizations that can be disastrous. The irony, of course, is that, in order to avoid thinking of ourselves as stupid or immoral, we set the stage for increasing our acts of stupidity or immorality. Is there any antidote to the rationalization trap? Although it is clear that most of us will go to great length to justify our actions, it is clear that, if that is all we did, we would never learn from our experience; human beings cannot live by consonance alone.”

Okay, so isn’t this one of those times where my brain is meant to come up with some goddamn rationalization? ‘Cause it had damn well better hurry up about that shit. I’m feeling pretty stupid and immoral. And I think I’d do fairly well with some consonance.

There are so many things that I would change right now.

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