'Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” The words belong to Daniel Patrick Moynihan,

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'Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” The words belong to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and they have a haunting quality in our own age of poisoned public discourse. is there such a thing as objective reality ? Objective vs. Subjective Reality
Objective Reality – a reality that completely exists independent of any conscious entity to observe it.

Subjective Reality – what we perceive.
 
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I ran into this little gem the other day, which also applies here.
Cognitive Dissonance:
The theory that people subconsciously reinterpret their motives and actions in a way that makes them feel
better about themselves afterward and then they start to believe the basis of that interpretation is also true.
 
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I ran into this little gem the other day, which also applies here.
Cognitive Dissonance:
The theory that people subconsciously reinterpret their motives and actions in a way that makes them feel
better about themselves afterward and then they start to believe the basis of that interpretation is also true.
@Clara007

Actually, cognitive dissonance is holding two (or more) mutually incompatible beliefs at the same time (in the same mind).

What you described is more accurately termed confabulation--which is also very interesting.

However, it should be noted, the most relevant term from psychology as it relates to the theme of this thread is projection.