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rationalize -- as in: easier to rationalize than change
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Catch-22
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  • The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery.

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  • Criminals typically rationalize their behavior. Even when convicted, many blame others for their decisions.
  • She shouldn’t have spent so much money on the shoes, but she rationalized the expenditure because they were on sale.

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