Jimmy Kimmel Perfectly Sums Up The Recent Trump Drama
For all of us who passingly keep up with flood of daily current affairs, Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue painfully summed up Donald Trump’s career as the the 45th President of the United States.
In the monologue, Jimmy brought up something very interesting where he openly wondered whether Trump voters would admit their error in judgement and reassess their feelings about the President based on his overall performance while in office.
Obviously it’s anyone’s guess as how actual Trump voters will react, but I have a feeling that studies in human psychology offers a hint. Of course we can’t pin it on just one source, but I think it’s safe to say that the ideas behind commitment and consistency will carry a substantial amount of weight in forcing people to remain staunch Trump supporters despite all the dis-confirming evidence. With that said, here’s how Wikipedia defines “Commitment and Consistency”:
If people commit, orally or in writing, to an idea or goal, they are more likely to honor that commitment because of establishing that idea or goal as being congruent with their self-image. Even if the original incentive or motivation is removed after they have already agreed, they will continue to honor the agreement. Cialdini notes Chinese brainwashing of American prisoners of war to rewrite their self-image and gain automatic unenforced compliance. Another example is children being made to repeat the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.
Maintaining objectivity is one of the most difficult, if not impossible, tasks so for those of you rolling your eyes right now, we completely understand your position! Regardless of where you stand, sound off below with your thoughts!