Cognitive Dissonance | "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." --Frantz Fanon
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Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort people feel when they believe two things which are in contradiction to one another and therefore alter one idea to create a consistent set of beliefs. For example, the fable of the fox and the grapes – the fox wants to eat the grapes and can’t reach them. That creates the dissonance. He then decides the grapes probably don’t taste good anyway, easing this dissonance.