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Why are people naturally inclined toward negativity?

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posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Social Psychologists call it cognitive dissonance and cognitive disequilibrium.

We make up our minds and deny anything that doesn't fit the paradigm we have mentally designed for ourselves, so we become negative about everything but the things we believe, enjoy, desire, admire, respect...etc. etc.

This is the reason religious arguments are common, why political debates are heated, why there's predudice, why there's war, why there's established science and fringe viewpoints, why there are outright liars and deception.

It's all in the mind folks.


edit on 20-6-2012 by MysterX because: spelling error




posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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I don't think they are. Younger babies laugh many more times than adults. Even insects and animals have an optimism bias.



 
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