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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The sunk-cost fallacy

"Yes, in retrospect, I couldn't believe that I had gotten drawn into this SGI thing for so long. As you said, it's a very complex phenomena that draws in many otherwise-intelligent people. One part of that phenomena that I'm aware of is the sunk-cost fallacy. Once you've sunk a great deal of time or money into something, it's so much easier to just try it for one more day than to admit your mistake and cut your losses. This fallacy can apply to many other things (such as relationships) but the nature of religions make them especially susceptible, I think" -- Bodhisattva on Reddit SGI Whistleblowers

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