“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.” ― Frantz Fanon
"Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner, Sometimes I feel like my only friend is the city I live in, the city of angels, Lonely as I am together we cry" - Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge"