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Old 02-07-2018, 11:40 PM   #7754
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Re: Wrestling OT/LC Thread: 346 Days Until Christmas

Yeah, and for what it's worth I don't mean to suggest that the outrage isn't legitimately strong, but we just have a tendency to apply mental gymnastics to minimize it on a selective basis that isn't to do with legitimate mitigating factors that would actually make one bad act less severe than another.

Again I fully plead guilty to being probably about as bad as anyone about this. It's an impulse I fight against, but with limited success. The best I can usually offer is to resist the urge to actually go into bull**** defense mode; I'm more likely to openly concede the point and then shrug and go on consuming <whatever> anyway if that's what I really want to do.
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