Why It’s So Hard to Admit You’re Wrong - The New York Times

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Our confirmation bias kicks in, causing us to seek out evidence to prove what we already believe.

“Cognitive dissonance is what we feel when the self-concept — I’m smart, I’m kind, I’m convinced this belief is true — is threatened by evidence that we did something that wasn’t smart, that we did something that hurt another person, that the belief isn’t true,” said Carol Tavris

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