Monday, August 22, 2011

Cognitive Dissonance

With animals one usually finds
They fit in their groups of all kinds;
The self as a notion
Puts conflict in motion:
Our problem’s not tribes, but minds.

Between two worlds, out on the fence,
Our transition gets sometimes intense;
This is not from split mind—
Schizophrenia kind,
But sane cognitive dissonance.

When reality seems like a curse,
Distortion can turn out adverse:
While hope springs eternal,
If doom stays external,
Cognitive dissonance gets worse.

Cognitive dissonance will thrive
As we do the doomer dive;
When might makes right,
What once was wrong might
Become suddenly right to survive.

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