Our Biggest Threat Is Cognitive Dissonance

Fighting The Tyranny

Cognitive dissonance is defined by Merriam-Webster as “psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.” A conflict in beliefs as it relates to facts is a definition I like to use. In other words, someone holding on to their beliefs so strongly that even when presented with facts against their beliefs they still have the same views. Believing in something so strongly and passionately that facts can not even sway them away from the denial. An example of this that I will touch more on in this article is that our current government has our best interest in mind. There are tons of facts disputing this claim that I will talk about, however, many still hold on to this belief even though the facts are overwhelmingly against this view.

Now let’s look at some examples of beliefs that people hold onto in relation to the cognitive dissonance today. Once…

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