# knowing why can help make decisions to quit > People who [justify their decisions feel less bad](https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0209900) about poor investments and are less susceptible to the sunk cost fallacy than people who don’t justify them. ([View Highlight](https://read.readwise.io/read/01gm8mzsyg5b19yf3w6a850gjn)) ([[(Martin, 2019)#^1v8av]]) > Participants who justified their decision were more resistant to the sunk-cost fallacy and showed less negative affect elicited by the scenarios, than participants who did not justify their decision. ([View Highlight](https://read.readwise.io/read/01gma97hxwvwjap1yrpy3dzkqw)) ([[(Dijkstra and Hong, 2019)#^w4ap3]])