One thing I notice as someone who works with kids is that cognitive disonance in adults is often an immaturity that they never grew out of as kids.
For example I had one kid take a ball off another and throw it away. When I asked him to go and get it, he wouldn't. I said 'you wouldn't like it if someone did it to you'
He said 'I wouldn't care'
So I went and intercepted his ball off him for a minute to get his attention and he full on went into meltdown mode, swearing, punching, kicking me, pushing another child etc.
It reminds me of so many adults who are quick to say 'my body my choice' but will call you racist or evil if you don't want to wear a mask, or will attack you online, call you an a-hole without realising that they, in fact, are being the a-hole.
If you don't confront these issues at some stage in your life, you will grow into a messed up adult unfortunately.
Thanks for listening.