It was over a year ago when I was cruising on this massive vessel. It was once a Russian research ship, now converted into a semi-luxury cruise for those who have wanted to travel to the Antarctic. What you are looking at was one of the most beautiful spots on the vessel. Sitting, standing in front with wind in you face, so strong it causes you to tear up. The direction controlled by the man in the blue cap behind you, as though a mystical force guiding your direction through rough waters. A testament and respect to those with decades of experience. An experience that is preceded by the passion to be on the ocean. One day, perhaps, the ocean, vessel and my eyes will meet once more.
The story of the Fox and the Grapes is a simplistic example of cognitive dissonance. A cognitive process that everyone single person in this world encounters unconsciously. Consistency in our beliefs assist people to maintain a sense of routine and ‘timetable’ culture within our lives. Through this medium, we are better able to come to terms with our purpose and our existence. Opposing beliefs in ones cognitive process is crucial to ensure that a person makes a sound (or a MORE sound) decision. It is an important value judgement screening process and understanding what is really important. Continue reading →