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. Continue reading