The Most Extreme Examples of Cognitive Dissonance - Alex O'Connor
In our lives, we are sometimes faced with examples of cognitive dissonance. This happens when our values and beliefs are in contradiction with our actions. When we act in a way that contradicts our own values, we feel tension and unease. The stronger the contradiction, the more harm it can cause us.
Extreme examples of cognitive dissonance
In this phenomenal video, Alex O’Connor (CosmicSkeptic) walks us through the cognitive dissonance of animal cruelty, while sharing some common examples. Or as O’Connor states himself: “When it comes to animal cruelty, cognitive dissonance is the norm, not the exception.”
This eye-opening video can help us become aware of perhaps the strongest cognitive dissonance in our lives. One that is preventing us from living in accordance with our deepest values of justice and compassion. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our actions and values can be aligned to benefit our own well-being, as well as the animals’.