Loophole-Spotting

We often use loopholes to justify breaking our good habits. A popular loophole is the Lack of Control Loophole. We argue that we don’t have control over the situation, and circumstances have forced us to break a habit. However, we usually have more control than we admit.

  • Someone brought bagels to the meeting, so I had to eat them.
  • Traffic always makes me late.
  • These chips have been specially engineered by the food industry to be irresistible. 
  • My kids take up all my time.
  • We opened a bottle of wine, so we have to finish it.

Sound familiar?

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