Started by DaleDoe, 2004-06-23T11:58:21-05:00 (Wednesday)
QuoteDaleDoe wrote:I think most people are irrational, but delude themselves into thinking they are rational. 8-)
QuoteDaleDoe wrote: What's not just elementary psychology is that most people don't know the real reason why they do anything. Whatever reasoning they believe to be behind their actions is often either an attempt to create logic to rationalize a decision based on emotion, or if it was actually a rationally evaluated decision, they usually pick a (more or less) plausable motive that fits best with how they want to perceive themselves. For illustration, when dating, we sometimes convince ourselves that we date a person because of all of their (supposedly) attractive qualities, not any one in particular because we don't want to feel shallow.
QuoteWow DaleDoe, what a cynical view on life. It took me nearly 40 years to get to where you are now.