Why It’s So Hard to Admit You’re Wrong | Cognitive Dissonance

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Sometimes our behavior and our beliefs just… don’t match. And a lot of times this mismatch can lead to stress. What’s happening in our brains when we’re inconsistent? Can we learn anything from this discomfort?

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