Thursday, August 9, 2012

Housework and Other Lies

I love this book title: Mistakes Were Made (but not by me). The book reports that when husbands and wives are independently asked what percentage of the housework they do, it goes like this:

Wives say, "Are you kidding? I do almost everything, at least 90%."

Husbands say, "I do a lot, about 40%."

The numbers differ from couple to couple, but the total always exceeds 100% by a wide margin. Each spouse remembers in a way that enhances his or her contribution.

Over time, we come to believe our own self-centered lies, and we let those lies shape reality.

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