illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
but what's the next favoured delusion? Rationalisation!
Telling ourselves stories is so much fun: a whole world and life arise from such an activity!
[Video RSA Animate - The Truth About Dishonesty: great animation based on a talk by Dan Ariely, introducing his book "The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves" ]