Does that sound familiar in the running community?
Even though the research they are commenting on is to do with relationship status, one of the conclusions commented on by PsychBlog was:
They wondered if the mind battles this apparent inevitability by rationalising and idealising the current situation, whatever it is.
Idealising a situation makes it more likely you’ll see it as best for everyone, rather than the something that happens to be right for your particular circumstances.
Where have we seen that same sort of process before? The research they are commenting on goes some way to explaining the fanaticism we see from the evangelists who tout the one size fits all approach to running. In other words, ‘it works for me, so it will work for everyone else’ type of approach.
As always: I go where the evidence takes me until convinced otherwise, and so does PsychBlog!