Cartoon: Circular Reasoning 2

cartoon of a man whose brain is tied in logical knots But the thought balloon version of “Circular Reasoning 1” doesn’t quite express how much we torture our thoughts and ourselves to get our ideas of ourselves to fit. Here’s a second attempt.

A lot of logic is circular. Say I’m mean to people who I think are mean to me. That makes them upset, which lets me think, “See, they’re mean! I’m justified in being mean!”

Applies to good thoughts, too. Love can be a good kind of circular reasoning.

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