Our ability to forecast motivations leads us to form expectations. Conforming to our predictions, we extrapolate ￼seemingly rational actions or behaviors.
This most often looks like a crafted argument dropped onto the unsuspecting. Or we create a routine for optimal results so complicated (obsessive) that we can’t remember.
This excessive manufacturing and maneuvering becomes second nture: a series of defenses. Unfortunately, they prevent us from encountering the world as it is.