On vindication

When you speak about yourself, how much of what you say is an attempt at justification? How often do you desire to explain yourself rather than face certain unpleasant truths? You seem tempted to defend yourself at every turn—for what? If you’re right, you’ll find solace in the fact that you are correct and that what you believe works for you. If you’re wrong, you would be insane to try and reason otherwise. You should question yourself on this. You are not as self-aware as you believe.