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The fox had three choices:

  1. get the grapes,
  2. admit defeat, or
  3. create a new belief to justify not getting them.
  • If you think rich people are evil, but you also want to be rich, this contradiction causes cognitive dissonance. 
  • If the dissonance grows more intense, it can lead to depression.

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Content Curator | Absurdist | Amateur Gamer | Failed musician | Successful pessimist | Pianist |

This series explores 21 different cognitive mind traps, fallacies, biases and other phenomenon that exist within your brain. This series is inspired by Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow."

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  • Recognise when you're telling yourself the story you rather want to hear. If you talk yourself into it or try to justify it, then it's probably a story, not the truth.
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