An amazing explanation of cognitive dissonance by @ProudSocialist here. And while he’s talking about politics and how the ruling class continues to sedate the masses with platitudes, it’s scarily similar to my experience waking up from cult indoctrination. My whole sense of reality was challenged by new information that was undeniably true. It’s difficult, jarring and it continues to bring me grief at times. But as difficult as truth can be to stomach, that doesn’t make it any less true.
Give the whole episode a listen.