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Who Does S/he Really Love?

In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is described as the mental discomfort people feel when their beliefs and actions are inconsistent and contradictory, ultimately encouraging some change (often either in their beliefs or actions) to align better and reduce this dissonance.

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She simply loves
fluffy playing chicks
but crunchy chicken nuggets too.
Which love is truer?

He really adores
cute snorting piglets
but crispy bacon strips too.
Which love is deeper?

She greatly enjoys
graceful swimming dolphins
but freshly cut sashimi too.
Which love is purer?

Likewise do they love
cows, deer, lambs,
shrimp, crabs, snails…
But how do they prefer to be loved?

Cognitive dissonance is typically experienced as psychological stress when persons participate in an action that goes against one or more of those things. According to this theory, when an action or idea is psychologically inconsistent with the other, people do all in their power to change either so that they become consistent.

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