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Stopping the Rationalization

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Today we will discuss how we rationalize things and how to stop it.

Rationalization: "The devising of self-satisfying but false reasons for one's behavior." Sometimes we don't know why we do what we do, and perhaps such ignorance is okay, or should be. Our temptation is always to explain, but that often does nothing useful. In fact, it can just get in the way of actual understanding.

All too often we rationalize instead of seeking the real reason behind our actions. This rationalization, the need for the quick, albeit wrong, answer actual prevents our growth and moving forward.