Soulful Sundays: Cognitive Dissonance

There comes a moment in everyone's life where the black and the white no longer make sense. The clear delineation between right and wrong, friend and foe, self and other no longer match the lived experience. Some look at these instances with panic, others choose not to look at them at all. This rattling of psychological frameworks is called cognitive dissonance, and sooner or later it happens to everyone.

The first departures from black and white reality happen in childhood. Picture the toddler who resists all efforts to be restrained only to return to his parents crying because he straye