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  1. There was such a character, the scientist Didim Halkenter (“Copper Guts”), so he wrote either 3,500 or 4,000 essays on various issues. Seneca expressed sympathy for someone who had read so much, but this one also managed to write. Everything would be fine, but he himself forgot what he was writing about, and often got into stupid situations when his arguments were refuted by his own words. Another scholar, Demetrios of Trezen, jokingly called him”a man who doesn't remember books.”

  2. Inconsistency is inherent, first of all, in a person who does not have firm beliefs and principles. People with an unstable worldview tend to constantly rush from one side to another. And this is normal. After all, a person is a dynamic system that simply cannot exist outside of inconsistency. People spend their whole lives trying to “find themselves”, moving forward, sometimes changing their views and beliefs. After all, a person at different ages, having different moods, at different moments of life can assess the same situation differently.

  3. I then remembered how one psychopath during the interrogation poured out how caring he was towards his mother, doing everything only for her good – and the investigator said to him: “well, then why did you kill her?“- profdeformatsiya, huh.

    In short, point one:
    – in the thinking of psychopaths, really opposite values can get along without causing internal contradictions.
    Every joke has its share of jokes, as you know…

    Point two:
    – to a lesser extent, this oddity is inherent in most healthy people, and I would single out several reasons for this:

    1. false self-concept. It often happens when a person in childhood was brought up so much that his inclinations and predispositions were crushed by the parental “you should”, or by the aggressive influence of a different social environment. And as a result, it seems to him that he thinksfeelsetc. something there, although in fact he has forgotten how to feel, and contradictions can be observed due to internal conflicts;

    2. social identity is also an image of yourself, but built for others. For example, some funny prankster from your company may turn out to be quite a tough and practical person-like Charlie Chaplin. Only the latter clearly distinguished the game at work and in life, and most of the people around us did not. They become hostages of the image – it seems to them that this is how others love and accept them more. Verbal contradictions can also occur here.
      But, most likely, you are interested in the third option: the immaturity of a person, perhaps his utility dependence as a separate quality, causessituational nature of their behavior , including their words. Here in this situation, he said so, and in another-already differently, simply because the person did not develop a clear attitude in this regard.

    I will also note this: a person should have the right to think differently. Time passes, we are developing and for objective reasons we are changing our positions on various issues. In this case, contradictions are completely normal – you should not even try to match the words from which you morally grew up. This is another sure road to neurosis – and people often try to impose a sense of duty on us in this way.

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