Cognitive Dissonance

When two ideas are not consistent with each other it creates tension. So much so, that humans will go to great lengths, create elaborate narratives, to have the current information fit the worldview. Not the other way around.

Overtime it presents an immense challenge:

You become in a perpetual state of denial of your own reasoning power.

Which, by the way, is how cults thrive–the masses surrender their agency. You forget to reason and override your own perception of reality.

Difficult to change course when someone has been living in denial for so long. But I am confident that the truth eventually prevails. No matter how slow.