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We live in a mistake-phobic culture that links mistakes with stupidity and incompetence. We avoid taking responsibility for our actions and use blame, lies, and other fanciful stories to avoid looking like an idiot. Self-justification is the lie we tell ourselves, says Elliot Aronson, a psychologist who has carried out multiple experiments on the theory of cognitive dissonance in the brain. It is only minimizes everyone's decisions; it is only the person who minimizes our decisions except everyone except the us.