Doublethink -- The power to hold two completely contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accept both of them.
It was a concept introduced by Orwell's 1984.
I find it a very interesting concept, because I find myself using a similar process in many aspects of my life and reasoning. In many cases, I feel that it yields something closer to the truth than simply believing that things are or are not one way.
It seems very philosophically profound, realizing that all things are embedded within their opposite, and indeed cannot exist in the absence of their opposite. Things which seem to be contradictory, are not truly contradictory.
I used to experience cognitive dissonance a lot, but eventually I stumbled upon this idea... and I never experienced it again. It was gone from my mind.
So, my question is... do you use doublethink? Do you find that it helps you deal better with some aspects of your life to do so?