Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Given what we saw at the nations capital, I find it hard to believe that people just will not let go of this crazy. I then started thinking, "but that is normally how it is. We always attempt to justify the crazy, because what is crazy doesn't sound that way to the person committing crazy. There is a common collective in the rational mind and likewise their is a common collective in the irrational too.
Forget the obvious, that was the storming of the nations capital, "but that is normally how it is. We always attempt to justify the crazy, because what is crazy doesn't sound that way to the person committing crazy. This action has culminated in 4 deaths, and people will still not let go of this crazy.
I then started thinking, there is a common collective in the rational mind and likewise there is a common collective in the irrational too. We will attempt to justify anything.
It is a human quality to "justify" our crazy, but it can also be extremely dangerous. A book written by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson titled, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by me) talks about this phenomenon. The authors state, "Mindless self-justification, like quicksand, can draw us deeper into disaster." We have a desire to justify the outrageous because for one, we are happy it is not us, two we take slight pleasure in someone else pain, and three we love to see if we are going to get away with our deeds. When we are caught, that is when we attempt to justify our crazy.
The goal is to get out of that mind state. Justification causes stagnation or backward movement. Some people, when they feel justified, want to go back and profess their "rightness" to all those that didn't believe. Although it feels great at the time, it opens the door to long lasting pain and or drama. Justification is never a reason to do, it is only reason to think. Pause for a moment and understand the long-term consequences to your actions. Ask yourself, is justification the only solution.
Keep in mind the goal is to get out of your hole, and justification can keep you there or suck you deeper in. Focus more on creating a solution than accentuating a the problem. Always keep this in mind when you are looking to