The Godfather is the king of cognitive dissonance and compartmentalizing.

Cognitive dissonance – the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change

Compartmentalization – unconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and anxiety caused by a person’s having conflicting values, cognitions, emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves

Examples of compartmentalization or people doing well at one thing and poorly at another: functional alcoholic, cult, illness, horoscopes, politics.

Modernity has excess resources and safety to the point where people with disabilities can not just survive but thrive despite the thing that holds them back.

Confirmation bias – the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories

Cognitive bias – refers to a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Individuals create their own “subjective social reality” from their perception of the input