Unfortunately, I have a tendency to rationalize quite a bit. Because it is one of Freud's defense mechanisms, I use it at times when I am trying to defend actions that I know I probably were not very wise. For example, I often times rationalize doing fun things or hanging out with my friends on school nights by telling myself, "I'm a senior. I will only have a few more months with my friends. Why not!" While I know there is truth to what I'm saying, I know I am rationalizing and trying to justify my choices.