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In the text by David Myers, “cognitive dissonance is when conflicts arise when one is simultaneously aware of two inconsistent cognitions.” For instance, a drinker will agree that drinking alcohol is dangerous to a person’s health yet the drinker will continue to drink convincing themselves they cannot live without it. That drinking helps them get through the day. In the video, Ash Donaldson uses the example of failing his flying lessons and not accepting the reality of the reasons why he keeps failing. He would blame the instruments of failing but it was him failing and his intuition could not accept that. This process helps our lives more comfortable or tolerable by making up other excuses for the reality. We blame other factors for
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