“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do” ~ Benjamin Franlin

"It's my job"

"Sorry it's only business."

"She started it."

"I'm just taking care of my family."

Above are many of the rationalizations we hear as a part of everyday conversation.  I've never understood when someone excuses their actions with "it's only business."  Is it okay to mistreat others for the purpose of making money?

Human beings are excellent at doing whatever they feel like and later rationalizing it.  In fact scientific studies have shown that more often than not, we assign reasons for our behavior after the behavior has occurred.  

If we really stop and think about it, we know the truth.  Most of us know beneficial action and how we would like to be treated.

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