Tag Archives: self-deception

How to stop fooling yourself

When I first wrote about self-deception, a little more than a year ago, I found the experience traumatising. It can be very troubling to realise that inside my own head I maybe tucking away truths that I am already aware … Continue reading

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The trouble with self-deception

I recently argued that becoming a strategic self-deceiver is difficult but worth the effort. In the article that led me to this thought, David Brooks argued those who weren’t entirely honest when it came to self-narratives led impressive lives. My … Continue reading

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Living under an illusion

All my life I have had different things that motivated me to do what I have done. But for the past few years, a constant driving force for the choices I make and the work I do has been the … Continue reading

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Becoming a Strategic Self-Deceiver

A few weeks ago David Brooks of the New York Times asked his many readers for a gift, “If you are over 70,  I’d like you to write a brief report on your life so far, an evaluation of what you … Continue reading

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