by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1996. All rights reserved.
This is how we make sense of the day-to-day chaos in our lives. We tell stories to explain the decisions we made and the actions we took. We construct elaborate justifications for the wrong turns and credit foresight and planning for our lucky breaks.
We rarely, if ever, admit to following whims or being blinded by emotions. We assume that we are rational beings who act freely after calculating the pros and cons of a situation. That's the spin we put on our life stories.
But we are not so rational as we like to think.
Continued at... The Stories We Tell
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Artwork: Rational Chaos by Philippe Sainte-Laudy