Do you get vexed by apparent contradictions of inconsistencies in your thinking or values or incongruence between those of others and your own typified either by behaviour, law or social structures?
I wonder because this was majorly important to me when I was younger, as I've gotten older I worry about it a lot less, not really because I was that intense an adolescent or had a lot of identity issues or anything but I do think maturation or aging can effect this.
Oh the other hand there are people like CLR James who are able to balance out the apparently contradictory, at once being a marxist anti-colonialist and at the same time a huge fan of cricket and the sorts of norms and mores associated with it by English colonialists and imperialists. Antonio Negri (who I dont have anything in common with in politics or thinking) I think it was who made a distinction on the basis of this between identity and ideology.
Some of the biggest contradictions, for me personally, I can think of is that while I'm by conviction a socialist I'm also pretty culturally conservative at times, so while I'd not support a conservative government or the sorts of changes they would like to see in the economy, I do think sometimes that the sorts of social norms, mores and behaviour they identify with are fine.
Not very interesting I'm sure, perhaps other members have more interesting contradictions or distinctions they can think of.