Are you aware of:
Cognitive dissonance happens when you encounter a fact that disagrees with your world view. "Cognitive" refers to thinking, and "dissonance" means disharmony or disagreement.
Cognitive dissonance can cause physical discomfort, like stress. The more strongly a fact counters your world view, the more physical discomfort - tension - you might feel.
When a fact causes you to have:
Alternatively, you can examine your world view. Is your world view realistic?
From Webster's 1828 dictionary:
COGNITIVE, adjective. Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as cognitive power.
DISSONANCE, noun [Latin , to be discordant; to sound.]
'They thought they were free'
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M. Mayer, "They thought they were free: the Germans 1933-1945", University of Chicago Press: 1966.
E.M. Remarque, "All quiet on the western front", Little, Brown and Company: 1975.