Clouded Judgment
By: Rick Boxx
May 28, 2014

In a “Harvard Business Review” article, David DeSteno stated that his research reveals 90% of people will act dishonestly to benefit themselves if they believe they won’t get caught. He also claims that most cheaters refuse to characterize their actions as untrustworthy; instead they rationalize their behavior as acceptable.

Our self-interest has a way of clouding our judgment. We can see the flaw in someone else’s actions, but when we see gain possible for us personally, we tend to look hard for a reason to seize the opportunity.

Proverbs 14:12 teaches, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

If you’re making a decision that has temptations attached, seek out objective counselors, and listen carefully to them. Don’t trust your clouded judgment.

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