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"New category. Self-delusion to protect our fragile ego. "...cognitive dissonance in its full generality, one can cast the notion of disparagement of an unrealized yearning , which is the fable’s crux, as a special case of the more general notion of regaining a peaceful frame of mind by distorting one’s perception of a troubling situation , which is what the reduction of cognitive dissonance is all about..."" Jun 12, 2017 03:11AM

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