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  1. Sep 2020
    1. At its core, Festinger’s theory is about how people strive to make sense out of contradictory ideas and lead lives that are, at least in their own minds, consistent and meaningful.  

      many people doing wrong or harm to themselves will usually try to justify it, even when they know the consequences of their actions

    2. cognitive dissonance

      google definition also says, the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

    1. Nonverbal people hear it all—confessions and complaints, hopes and heartaches.

      Those who speak less often have more time to analyze what another person is saying. They also may notice things and body language that others who are speaking do not.

    2. Our technology is like a universal translator, driven by switches, eye gaze, and jerking screen touches.

      Technology has advanced our form of communication rather than weakened it and this is just one example.