The Dilemma of Closed Minds

News For The Blind

We all know that when confronted by undeniable proof that proves them wrong many people refuse to accept it. I am no psychiatrist but I think the term used is their ‘being in denial’. For example the person who on being informed of the death of a loved one refuses to accept it, even when shown the body. One can only suppose that it is some sort of survival mechanism.

Hitler1aAnother reason for self-denial is that people prefer their fantasies to the truth. Scary stories of Little Red Riding Hood,Beauty and the BeastHansel and Gretel are spoon-fed to infants. Youngsters love to be frightened, provided it is in a safe environment. Once a person reaches a certain age they smile at their childhood innocence. They then unconsciously exchange the scary ogre for Adolf Hitler. The dark deeds of forest trolls become the sinister policies that…

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