Never discount the power of ego when taking stupid decisions.
Usually your ego is the only justification you can find for such decisions.
Ego based decisions usually are the stupidest, most damaging, and hardest ones to take back.
(Words I wanted to use within the post but could not do so without damaging the integrity and aesthetic of the post itself: withdraw, renege,revoke
Readers are encouraged to come up with their own prose infused with their own unique style of vocabulary and aesthetic, and if it pleases them, post it in the comments section)