Except, hmm, you make some of those illogical choices, too. And though I hate to admit it, I guess I'm not totally rational all the time, either!
Today's article, Revealing Our Creative Capacity to Rationalize, identifies a book that helps us all understand just how skewed our thinking can be. We not only make illogical choices, we then explain them away. We work to convince ourselves and others that what we did made sense in the moment. That is, we rationalize (we tell ourselves “rational lies”).