Denial is part of what makes us all human beings. If we weren’t all a little oblivious, or even just fully delusional about most things in life, the therapists of the world would be laughing their way to the bank a thousand times more than they are already.
The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of things about existence that can be unpleasant, and our will to live depends on the fact that we can ignore that some of the time. You are totally going to be a professional dancer in Hollywood, even though you got pushed to the back of the stage in your second grade ballet recital. Plus he was always going to text you back, because it’s completely normal to “fall asleep” at 11am when you work a 9 to 5.
From the small fibs we tell ourselves daily to the big, uncomfortable facts we don’t look in the eye, these things add up. This has been underlined by an AskReddit, in which people have shared some of the most common “dark realities” that many avoid. If this thread is anything to go by, there’s a lot more that we don’t think about than you might imagine.