cognitive dissonance as resistance to sadness

Intentional T: it’s ok to throw this stuff away, it’s just stuff
Unintentional T: if you throw this away you are throwing away memories
F: sadness
A: cognitive dissonance/mentally checking out
R: resistance

Sadness = pain
Brain wants to protect you from pain = fight/flight

Smart evolved human = prefrontal cortex
Feel the feels! I’ve already felt it and survived so I can feel it as many times as I need and I will always survive.