Anyone with a conscience will know if their actions have hurt someone. Being in denial doesn’t get anyone off the hook. Denial intensifies the problem even more. We know what we do.
Just because we choose to ignore what we’ve said or a deed done, doesn’t mean those things weren’t said or the deed didn’t happen. Denial is developed for us to ignore and deceive others, for us to ignore what’s potentially coming back.
Denial is us refusing to accept that someone else is speaking the truth or us accepting what we have done, regardless of whether what we have done has been pointed. But it’s not something that needs pointing out, we will already know. We may choose to block out what we’ve done, what we may continue to do.
Denial is a way for us to avoid acknowledging our weaknesses. ‘Denialism’ is when we choose to deny reality, as a way to avoid uncomfortable truths, but this is not something we can avoid in the long-term.
Instead we must reconcile our words and deeds and put those right even if they haven’t been mentioned, because any conscious wrongdoing will eventually catch up with us. No one is exempt.