rule shift

A rule shift is a regime change in your brain, often one that resolves some cognitive dissonance (a.k.a. rule shit) that is making your life impossible.

You changed your default mental answer about some rule, such as: "how is politics related to trolls?" This may be made easier by adopting a new conceptual metaphor, e.g. the Internet as role playing game, wiki as information warfare.

When multiple rules shift at once, this is called a change of ruleset. When this involves some change to your identity, e.g. a self-identification as a troll, it is called a change of mindset or of ground of being. The ability to transcend mindsets, e.g. to become a troll, is the highest of the twelve levers of Donella Meadows.