When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situation, we often rationalize our predicament to make it seem less awful and more bearable. The latest research suggests that groups, nations, and cultures sometimes rationalize the new normal in much the same way, altering public opinion on a large scale.
My takeaway is some things have to be experienced. This is one of those things, especially the part about the denigration of others by unethical people.
"To eat the cake or not to eat the cake? Which is the authentic thing to do?" are questions I ask myself every day.