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>change isn't supposed to make you feel bad and uncomfortable either
Oh, but it does. Every bit of information that challenges your set of beliefs creates cognitive dissonance. Emotional, defensive responses will follow almost invariably. The neuroscience of threat/reward speaks clear about this. Our brains are not fans of attempts to populate it with ideas that threaten its identity. It's difficult to accept change without discomfort. 

>there are ways to make it more or less palatable and the instance i commented on is of the latter variety.
In this particular case, I believe the image is just about stupid enough and the response just about childish enough that we're well and beyond the point of civil discourse and politeness, or rather, there was no grounds for it to have existed in the first place. 

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