Many people throughout my life, have been quick to defend poor, unhealthy behaviours, than to face them with honesty.
I see it all around me. It is a default position for most people. The truth, is too hard to deal with. Especially about self. It hurts the ego, to hear truth. So most people avoid, deny, defend etc.
This is why cognitive distortions and lies, are so common. And little wisdom as a result.
And why those who peddle in thinking/views/behaviours, that support cognitively distorted thinking…. are popular. People flock to it, as is supports their own unhealthy thinking needs.
It makes me sad, to see how much of this goes on. Because I see the hurt and harm it causes, the deeper consequences, the bigger picture.
I see the hurt it causes. And that doesn’t sit right with my soul. It makes me cry, if I think about it enough.