Cognitive dissonance: an uncomfortable feeling that comes from holding two conflicting views or beliefs at the same time.
Reconciliation: making it possible for two different views or beliefs to exist or be true at the same time.
I’ve been following two stories over the past few days. The first is the story of Nelson Mandela – the significance and celebration of his life, the events commemorating his passing, and the implications of his example. I have learned more about the history of South Africa in a week than I learned in the previous six decades of my life.