Self Deception

Topics: Four-wheel drive, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe Pages: 2 (823 words) Published: October 9, 2009
Never would I have thought about some of the topics such as Self Deception. The unique way I have hindered myself is the self-deception that if someone else does a task it is trustworthy. An example is if I take my truck to get something done requiring the wheel be removed, I just trust that the lugs are tight upon being done. However, if I do it at home I would break at least one lug due to over tightening.

How did I overcome this hindrance? In this instance I started carrying a torque wrench in my toolbox. The owner's manual states a given torque. I tighten to that torque and no more. I found a way around one instance but there are more. Self Deception can be very destructive to even someone with healthy self-confidence.

The mine is better habit can get expensive. Being happy with what you have is not a bad thing. The rub comes in when, as an adult, we either fool ourselves into believing a lie in such a case as to hold us back from greater good. We can also get into the keeping up with the Jones type lifestyles where we can not be happy with what we have and continually strive for the status symbols of society. Perfect example is a guy I worked with. Gary would make statements like “I only have the best!” This was and still is the most ridiculous thing that could be said. You see, I knew what the man made a year. I couldn’t afford the best and he was farther in debt than I was. Now, with the scene set, I was able to find a deal on a Chevrolet Suburban. It was nice, ¾ ton, 4 wheel drive, big block v8, and red. At the time Gary was driving a Lexus. After I drove the suburban to work the Lexus had to go. It was not a week till he was rolling in with a black Tahoe. What was his need? By his own admission he couldn’t justify the purchase to his wife. Well, Gary has the best and a major loan to go along with it. This is a spiraling decent into debt that eventually will lead to a lot being taken away. Hindering our thinking...
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