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How do we resolve the contradiction between our extreme morality and our blatantly immoral circumstances? Simple: We go into denial.
Every person is endowed with a certain denial mechanism they can use to avoid the shame, fear, guilt and pain involved in coping with their improper actions. Instead of facing their failure, accepting reality and dealing with it, they simply enter a state of denial. But denial extracts a heavy price from the denier. The mental effort involved in self-deception causes serious emotional harm. Someone who denies...
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