The suffer from psychological conditions called
1. Cognitive Dissonance
2. Normalcy Bias
The cognitive dissonance prevents a sufferer from absorbing information which is contrary to his believes.
He also tends to 'defend' himself by resorting to personal attacks on the speaker.
The condition relates to a blind trust in Big Pharma, TV news and current affairs programs.
I fact condemnation without investigation is a sign of super ignorance.
Normalcy Bias makes people to believe nothing will ever change.
Cognitive dissonance is the very backbone of the Democrat Party. It props up their traitorous candidates supported blindly for such incompetent and corrupt representatives as Elijah Cummings who has met his trash receptacle in the sky.
America, suffering from both spectrums of this mental disorder!
It may sound odd, but sometimes 'gullible' people are open to the truth and are successful. They don't seem to 'defend' themselves as they're not set in their ways, they seem open to even the slightest persuasion. I once told a worker her dingy flat was a rip off for $180 rent when she could have the biggest house in the street overlooking the sea for $550, take a room for herself, let out the others out for $215 a piece (tax free), and never worry about rent again. Still have change in the pocket and a full pay pack to go along with. And she Did, just like that, moved into a big house with a pool and view, took in student boarders and 3 months later thanked me for making her Rich. What I couldn't believe was how jealous other workers became of her when they could have done the same thing themselves.
True Tif, but it's a get Woke go Broke situation for these big mediaworks outfits who soon realise after many years of b.s rubbish that nobody is interested in them any more. They will find it very hard to even try and sell themselves off to the lowest bidder. I feel sad but not sorry for the hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs.
I have a feeling that many issues I had to overcome stemmed from the fact that my parents were the product of the baby boom generation. They grew up with parents that had seen the Great Depression first hand. Their parents saw WWII and were strong , self disciplined people. My parents weren't flower children.
That being said, I was raised to believe most people were fair, kind and generous. The government had my best interests. News was reported by real researchers. The wake up call came for me gradually, I had been a firefighter/paramedic pre 9/11. Everything changed for me;
I saw people were greedy, selfish and cruel. The gov lies to people, and the media is propaganda.
Nowadays people are over medicated (either by pharmaceuticals or casual drug use).
I no longer understand gender (of others)
So therein lies a problem, many of us were raised with rose colored glasses, and now we see things as they really are.... Each person has to wake up for themselves, yet they are lulled back to slumber....