denial is a common phrase that people use when they don’t want to admit something. In psychology, denial is the inability to acknowledge something. When we deny something, we don’t want to admit that we are wrong.
I used to think denial was very common, but I think I read a paper once that said it is not so common. In fact, the paper says that denial is so common because it is so automatic.
The reason it is so common is because it is so automatic. We don’t see people denying things that seem so natural to them. Denial is a learned behavior and it is the most automatic of all. In fact, it’s a skill. If you can say to yourself, “I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know,” then it becomes easier to deny that you know.
I think our denial is a learned behavior, and I think it is quite interesting that we can actually change our denial patterns by practicing. In fact, you wont find a lot of people who actually deny something. At least not with any regularity. Maybe I should call it self-awareness.
In fact, it is quite interesting that there are actually people who deny something. In the modern world, most people who deny something are either doing it in their heads, or they are doing it by saying it out loud. I think the latter is a lot more common than the former. I would like to think that denial is just a learned behavior, but I know it is not.
I know I don’t do it very often. At least not openly. It’s easy to tell people I’m ignoring you when I’m actually ignoring them. It’s hard, though, to tell people you are ignoring them when you actually are ignoring them.
I can’t say I always see the benefits of this, but I do like the idea that we can keep our minds and bodies active during a time of need. My favorite part of the trailer was when a couple of Visionaries looked like they were about to start shooting at us. The way the shot-gun fire looked was so realistic it was like we were shooting at someone actually.
As the trailer made clear, we are not so much “ignoring” people as we are “playing” with them to the extent that they can’t see what we are doing. All of our actions are, of course, entirely scripted, but the fact that we can be completely unaware of our actions lets us keep control.
The fact that we can be completely unaware of our actions lets us keep control. As long as we are unaware of our actions, we are able to react to them with total confidence, not having to worry that we won’t be able to stop ourselves if we make a mistake. We can let our guard down, not knowing that we are about to be attacked, and still come out stronger than when we started.
This is called denial, and it’s the most effective self-aware behavior we can have. When we are unaware of our behavior, we can be in complete control, not having to worry about how our actions will affect others. The only time we have to take the threat of being a fool to heart is when we are in the heat of battle.