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  1. Sep 2020
    1. Today, as we confront the many unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic, all of us are facing desperately difficult decisions.

      We face a lot of cognitive dissonance in the world more now than ever due to the pandemic we are living through such as "I want to go out" and making reasons as to why we should rather than facing why we shouldn't.

    2. Dissonance is most painful when evidence strikes at the heart of how we see ourselves—when it threatens our belief that we are kind, ethical, competent, or smart. The minute we make any decision—I’ll buy this car; I will vote for this candidate; I think

      Once we make a choice we start to justify it and make it seem like it's "right"and we dismiss any other choices.

    3. Cognitive dissonance

      The discomfort people feel when two cognitions (behavior), contradict each other. ex. i smoke but smoking can kill me

    1. Having difficulties like these would lead many people to give up, retreating to isolation amongst a crowd. It is simpler and less of an emotional risk.

      Most people who feel overlooked even just by a simple glance will just give up and continue being overlooked as they think this is a "simpler" choice.

    2. If we can overcome this disadvantage with carefully chosen words, a loving relationship can grow.

      In order to overcome the challenges of expressing emotion through gestures we must learn how to use the right words in order to do so.

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

      The ones who speak less are the best listeners and mostly take in all of the emotions being shared by another person.