Short Story Self-Deception

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In all three of these short stories the characters use self-deception as a way to hide their true feelings as they deal with difficult situations. But of course, as with most cover-ups, this only hides the problem for so long. At some point the truth starts to reappear and forces the person to either face the problems or dig themselves into a deeper hole by coming up with new lies to replace the old. In some very minor cases this practice can be somewhat helpful as it helps the person get past a difficult situation by keeping them from dwelling on something unimportant and meaningless. In most common cases, this practice becomes lethal as the person make unsound decisions because their cover-ups prevent them from being able to see the situation
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