"Most people have a belief system based on the false left/right paradigm. Think of this belief system as a castle wall. A brief flash of cognitive dissonance is like a cannon ball hitting that castle wall. One cannon ball isn't going to break through, but a constant barrage of cannon balls hitting that wall will eventually break through."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.