The need to justify our actions.

@alokn99 (5719)
October 30, 2008 3:13am CST
Why do people try to justify their actions, especially when they know they have done something wrong ? When something wrong happens is it not easier to accept the fault then to try justifying ,sometimes lying and giving silly reasons making the whole situation seem sort of ridiculous ? Are they trying to reduce the severity of the outcome ? How would you react in situations ?