Having a BSc in Business Management means that I have come into contact with the psychological concept of Cognitive Dissonance far more than any person should have. To put it simply Cognitive Dissonance is the idea that a person will feel discomfort if they hold conflicting ideas simultaneously and that there is an inate motivational drive to reduce that dissonance.
One real-life example would be Smoking, as it is widely accepted that cigarettes can cause lung cancer, yet most people want to live a long and healthy life. In terms of the theory, the desire to live a long life is dissonant with the activity of doing something that will most likely shorten one’s life.
Anyway, enough of that.
Cognitive Dissonance is a new cut by Wolfgang Garner that was deemed surplus to requirements on his forthcoming new album Weekend In America. To my ears I can’t really think of any reason why it wouldn’t be included, but maybe that’s a clear indication about the level of quality we should expect to hear when it drops tomorrow.