men are blind in their own cause

men are blind in their own cause

The passion and zeal that compels a person to pursue some goal or belief will cause them not to see problems inherent to or associated with it. A: "It really saddens me how polarized and intolerant people have become when it comes to politics these days." B: "Men are blind in their own causes, and social media has only made that truism all the more apparent."
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Men are blind in their own cause.

Prov. If you believe in something very fervently, you will not recognize the flaws in what you believe or the dangers associated with it. Jill: Lyle is so intent on converting people to his religion, that he doesn't see that his constant preaching is alienating his friends. Jane: Men are blind in their own cause.
See also: blind, cause, men, own