Whenever we choose to do something we intrinsically want to do, we will often find a second different reason to justify committing to the action. This can contribute to us either feeling better about a dubious decision or it can highlight the decision-of-instinct was actually well made.
We’re best to bear in mind, however, that rationalising decisions—especially those we made instinctually—bears potentially the marks of the, at times, corrupt heart beneath.
Sometimes our initial decisions—at the subconscious level—will not sound resilient of themselves and they’ll need shoring up, reducing our cognitive dissonance.
We must remember, however, that two wrongs don’t make it right!
This is just something to be aware of; we all should keep ourselves personally accountable for the decisions we make.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.