The reason behind the justification

Something happens and our first natural instinct is to justify our actions to protect ourselves.

We often don’t realize that there is an apparent reason why we behave the way we do.

You were less patient with our co-worker because you were feeling frantic after battling traffic.

Of course, you wouldn’t have been stuck in traffic if you left for work on time.

And you would have left for work on time if you got up when you were supposed to.

Then again, the reason you had a hard time getting up was that you were celebrating your anniversary.

And on, and on, and on.

There is no cause, just effects.

Effect, effect, effect.