Is Cognitive Dissonance affecting your vision in 2020?

How do you see the world in 2020?

Cognitive Dissonance is where your mind struggles to see past the cultural belief systems you have grown to know and understand. We are all programmed, whether by our parents, peers, bullies at school, school indoctrination, TV media, or a myriad of situations and other peoples opinions and judgements.

From these teachings/belief SYSTEMS we build our view of the world and this becomes our truth. Until that is, someone shows us something completely different which makes us start to question the narrative. This can make us very uncomfortable and some people will stick to their perspective of truth like superglue even if things don't quite add up. This is a safety valve, a need to control their environment. You see our subconscious mind loves to keep us in the familiar because if something has happened in the past it feels it has a database of knowledge on how to handle that same situation in the future. When it comes to new experiences and thoughts that past beliefs may be wrong, however  that can be very uncomfortable and scary, and often the subconscious mind will come up with all unreasonable arguments as to why it cannot be so.

Within the world we are experiencing now, things can be strange and un nerving. Conflicting information coming at you everywhere. The best thing you can do is to slowly ask questions about those things that don't seem right. Not from people who believe the extreme opposite but from your own research. Like "What if the mainstream media was paid for by the government to only tell one side of the story"? (as an example). 

The internet is a wonderful source of information and can take you on a journey of new discovery which can be scary and enlightening.