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40 percent of people are just plain lazy. A new study found that these folks would rather not know the consequences of their actions so they can have an excuse to act selfishly. For example, in one experiment, participants could choose to receive $6 for themselves and $1 for another person. But some people opted out of learning the outcome of their decision, which suggests they were just trying to avoid the guilt of taking the greedy option. Researchers say that willful ignorance is a problem because it allows people to justify their bad behavior without having to think about the consequences. So next time you see someone doing something shady, just remember, they probably don’t know any better.