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This story points out the irrational need of many of us to be “perfect” and never make a mistake. We don’t want others to tell us the truth if that truth will interfere with our preconceived notions. Particularly if these observations mean that we were wrong about something and must change.
Cosmos discusses the many problems we cause ourselves by insisting that our “mirrors” always be set on “Tell me what I want to hear”. This is true for adolescent and adult as much as for the child. You will overlook significant shortcomings in others (friends, spouses and others) as long as they “Tell me what I want to hear”, even if what they are telling you cause you serious life difficulties.

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