Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Motivations to Read
Something I want to continue to improve upon is being able to take responsibility and ownership of a situation more readily. I grew up in a household where there was plenty of blame to go around. For the most part I kept quiet and accepted things, but I want to be able to spoke up while communicating the need from ownership on both sides. I wanted to better understand the psychology behind mistake and cognitive dissonance.
3 Reasons to Read
- Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception
- Learn how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it
- Better understand how the brain is wired for self-justification and what we can do to overcome it
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