“The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial.”
― Dan Brown, Inferno
Definitely TRUE. Practicing self-denial would only distance us from the reality of this life. Denial becomes our defense mechanism to put away all the negatives we have been going through, to the extent that we are lying to ourselves just to save us from pains, anger, suffering and even happiness. We are insisting to make sham to be be genuine, despite of the truth being displayed before our eyes, we keep on pulling away from it. We shut our eyes to avoid seeing the reality. We pretend of being not aware of the things around us, and I think that the hurts most; when we pretend yet we know what is really happening.