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Cognitive dissonance theory warns that people have a bias to seek consonance among their cognitions. According to Festinger, we engage in a process he termed "dissonance reduction", which he said could be achieved in one of three ways: lowering the importance of one of the discordant factors, adding consonant elements, or changing one of the dissonant factors. This bias gives the theory its predictive power, shedding light on otherwise puzzling, irrational, and even destructive behavior.
In chess some people seek to exploit your weaknesses and others seek to test you. Risk versus fear. He plays a game where he takes as few positions as possible and merely attacks other beliefs without proving anything, a cowards game as there is no real intent to succeed in the point of the game, it is not about winning it is about overcoming. If one only seeks weaknesses then they are a predator. I am a sheepdog and love predators, they are so amusing and simple.
Originally posted by Juggernog
3 years without a memory or learning capabilities. I think it was cruel to have kept him alive that long.