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Mar 18, 2019 23:10:26

so what about cognitive dissonance?

by @lucjah PATRON | 232 words | 🐣 | 398πŸ’Œ


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o.. m... g... what a  H  U  G  E  topic...

Let's check out what it actually means. My vague memories of ideas often wander really far.

wikipedia says:

cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. This discomfort is triggered by a situation in which a person’s belief clashes with new evidence perceived by the person.

The Zennist, which popped up when I was trying to push the phenomena towards areas closer to my mind and heart, adds a bit:

A theory first postulated by Leon Festinger ( 1957), which holds that when an individual finds himself in a situation where he is expected to believe two mutually exclusive things, the subsequent tension and discomfort generate activity designed to reduce the disharmony. Festinger presents two basic hypotheses: (1) the existence of dissonance (inconsistency) is psychologically uncomfortable, which motivates a person to try to reduce the dissonance and achieve consonance (consistency); and (2) when dissonance is present, in addition to trying to reduce it, a person will actively avoid situations and information which would likely increase the dissonance.

Analysis and advices to be posted(*)...  (A little glimpse: "We all have our own inbuilt mechanism for dealing with Cognitive Dissonance... its called the breath. Cognitions will only ever be... cognitions.")

(*) Such a "juicy cow" (thank you @danielmiller) needs slow milking. Welcome Keep on Writing

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    @lucjah - just add cow ;-)

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Mar 19, 2019 05:43:44
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      @brianball it is there, isn't it?
      But no milk today though... just rumbling about marriage in a completely different, parallel universe

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 21:48:32
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    @lucjah ?✨

    Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Mar 19, 2019 00:20:00
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    @lucjah I love the cow part ?

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Mar 18, 2019 23:31:51
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      @philh yea... not many "my own words" there, but these are mine Hihi <3

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 18, 2019 23:36:17
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