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Message Subject Sarah's Nightmare
Poster Handle ShadowDancer
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I recommend Ken Keyes

People place a premium on being rational and cognitively consistent. So, they are reluctant[. They] simply disregard pertinent evidence in order to see what they expect to see and believe what they expect to believe. People subtly and carefully 'massage’ the evidence to make it consistent with their expectations. — Thomas Gilovich, How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life, 1991


Rather than STOP and say, 'Woops! I'm headed in the wrong direction,’ we tend to place a premium on projecting a consistent image of ourselves and try to rationalize our initial decision despite increasing evidence suggesting we ought to do the contrary. — B M Staw, "The Escalation of Commitment to a Course of Action," in Academy of Management Review, October 1981; and D R Bobocel and J P Meyer, "Escalating Commitment to a Failing Course of Action: Separating the Roles of Choice and Justification," in Journal of Applied Psychology, June 1994


We must be wary of verbal maps that oversimplify and distort the picture. — Ken Keyes, Jr, Taming Your Mind: A Guide to Sound Decisions, 1975

nightmare that so few are getting it...

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