We are all complex beings
with cognitive dissonances
but people don’t like complexity—
even the ones who say they do, don’t.
They just want consistency.
Is the human brain wired to
scramble at inconsistencies?
So the only way to keep the peace is
to create a smokescreen
to shield the internal conflicts you have
because your honesty about your dissonance
will only become another’s weapon against you.
All while they stay blind
to their own blatant dissonance
all while they struggle
to keep their smoke screen intact—
a smokescreen formed from
unresolved trauma and egocentricity.
The harder one works on their smokescreen
the deeper they bury their dissonance.
Everybody has a smokescreen.
Nobody cares what’s
behind your smokescreen.
They only care that they have
a better smokescreen.
They only care that
your smokescreen is there—
and that it’s consistent.
So you have two options—
don’t let them look
behind your smokescreen
or create a smokescreen
so absorbable that
your dissonance merges with it.