A View On The Upcoming Collapse by Mitch Santell
The collapse that we are experiencing now has been in place for a long time. In the past, there are always cycles for these things. You have to use discernment, and you have to assume that everything you know is wrong. Why do I write that? This cycle is different and has already gone rogue.
Over the next 3 years, you will see and witness things in your own life that are going to blow your mind, mark my words on this.
The biggest battle you are going to have is in your own head as your own “Cognitive Dissonance” screams out at you.
Yesterday I had a most interesting conversation with a dear friend of mine whom I have known since 1974. My friend gave me all the technical details of why the stock market dropped over 800 points.
Electricity, Water & Deliveries
What do you mean?
When they turn off the power, you can’t turn on and faucet and the truck deliveries stop, we are all in for a big awakening.
The most important thing I tell my family and friends is that you must work harder on yourself than anything else because you are really going to know how to tap dance over the next few moments of humanity. So while your peers may attempt to use logic to calm you down, it’s all a big show.
While I don’t promote Alex Jones, I think this clip is worth a watch:
Culture and Cognitive Dissonance
In recent years, psychologists have pointed out that many psychology studies recruit participants from Western countries (North America and Europe) and that doing so neglects the experience of people who live in non-Western cultures. In fact, psychologists who study cultural psychology have found that many phenomena that were once assumed to be universal may actually be unique to Western countries.
What about cognitive dissonance? Do people from non-Western cultures experience cognitive dissonance as well? Research seems to suggest that people from non-Western cultures do experience cognitive dissonance, but that the contexts that lead to feelings of dissonance might differ depending on cultural norms and values. For example, in a study conducted by Etsuko Hoshino-Browne and her colleagues, the researchers found that European Canadian participants experienced greater levels of dissonance when they made a decision for themselves, while Japanese participants were more likely to experience dissonance when they were responsible for making a decision for a friend.
In other words, it seems that everyone does experience dissonance from time to time—but what causes dissonance for one person might not for someone else.
Reducing Cognitive Dissonance
According to Festinger, we can work to reduce the dissonance we feel in several different ways.
One of the simplest ways to address dissonance is to change one’s behavior. For example, Festinger explains that a smoker might cope with the discrepancy between their knowledge (that smoking is bad) and their behavior (that they smoke) by quitting.
Changing the Environment
Sometimes people can reduce dissonance by changing things in their environment—in particular, in their social environment. For example, someone who smokes might surround themselves with other people who smoke instead of with people who have disapproving attitudes about cigarettes. In others words, people sometimes cope with feelings of dissonance by surrounding themselves in “echo chambers” where their opinions are supported and validated by others.
Seeking Out New Information
People can also address feelings of dissonance by processing information in a biased way: they may look for new information that supports their current actions, and they might limit their exposure to information that would make them feel greater levels of dissonance. For example, a coffee drinker might look for research on the benefits of coffee drinking, and avoid reading studies that suggest coffee might have negative effects.
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- Festinger, Leon. A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. Stanford University Press, 1957. https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0804709114
- Festinger, Leon, and James M. Carlsmith. “Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance.” The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 58.2 (1959): 203-210. http://web.mit.edu/curhan/www/docs/Articles/15341_Readings/Motivation/Festinger_Carlsmith_1959_Cognitive_consequences_of_forced_compliance.pdf
- Fiske, Susan T., and Shelley E. Taylor. Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture. McGraw-Hill, 2008. https://books.google.com/books?id=7qPUDAAAQBAJ&dq=fiske+taylor+social+cognition&lr
- Gilovich, Thomas, Dacher Keltner, and Richard E. Nisbett. Social Psychology. 1st edition, W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0393913236
- Hoshino-Browne, Etsuko, et al. “On the Cultural Guises of Cognitive Dissonance: The Case of Easterners and Westerners.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 89.3 (2005): 294-310. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7517343_On_the_Cultural_Guises_of_Cognitive_Dissonance_The_Case_of_Easterners_and_Westerners
- White, Lawrence. “Is Cognitive Dissonance Universal?”. Psychology Today Blog (2013, Jun. 28). https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/culture-conscious/201306/is-cognitive-dissonance-universal
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