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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 12:57 AM

8. Cognitive dissonance.

It's a fancy term for a disconnect between what one thinks and what is reality.

Your guy could almost be a picture postcard for cognitive dissonance.

I simply do not understand why so many people think that having health care is so awful. And it's not as though those who think that way actually have the Republican Health Care Plan, by which I mean they never get sick. Often, those who oppose Obamacare, excuse me the ACA, themselves have all sorts of health issues. And whether they themselves have healthcare, be it Medicare, Medicaid, or whatever, they just don't get it that health care ought to be a fundamental right for all.

I'm one of the annoying ones who never gets sick, and I'm crazed by those who don't understand why health care for all is so important. I suppose I should complain that I've been paying into the system all these years and never gotten back even ten percent of what I paid in. But I don't see it that way. I know that my personal excellent health is some kind of a gift, and I should NEVER resent that others "cost me money".

On the other hand, I have a Geek Squad card for Best Buy, and I've used several multiples of whatever it cost me.

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