“Why do people ignore history, facts, and scientific evidence that contradict their pre-existing ideals?”

Is being stubborn a part of human nature? Is this a irremediable flaw of humanity?

Cognitive dissonance is the psychological effect of holding two contradicting thoughts in mind at one time. It’s uncomfortable. It presents a mental stress and is not something that people generally do happily or willingly. We all search for ‘consonance’ that proves our expectations and reality are aligned.

So most people read/watch things that support their current model of reality.

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