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Near vs Far Abstraction: Some notions on how "reasoning" works and why hypocrisy is the norm: http://www.overcomingbias.com/2009/01/a-tale-of-two-tradeoffs.html

Yes, self-delusion can be glorified! And this article draws a very reasonable explanation on how that works! Awesome insights!

(via http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2012/04/16/healthy-delusions has wealth of other links)
The design of social minds involves two key tradeoffs, which interact in an important way. The first tradeoff is that social minds must both make good decisions, and present good images to others. Our...
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