Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rationalization: a defense mechanism by means of which a subject adopts logical, rational explanations to justify his/her behaviour or actions which would otherwise be unacceptable.
Mama always told me to just admit it when you make a mistake. Her motto is "No Excuses." That's how I live my life. Everyone wants to blame someone else for their problems, but it's a lot easier to just face the truth, apologize or make restitution if necessary, and move on with your life.
But there's a danger in going overboard to the opposite extreme and blame myself for the things other people do.
Why is the world so complicated?