Tag: Denial (home)

A writer, whose name I have forgotten, once said that the true religions of America are optimism and denial.

permalink source: Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk
tags: Optimism, Denial

Linus:I guess it's wrong always to be worrying about tomorrow. Maybe we should think only about today. Charlie Brown: No, that's giving up. I'm still hoping that yesterday will get better.

permalink source: Charles Schultz, Peanuts
tags: Optimism, Worry, Denial

In the batty circular logic of American Twelve Step programs, defensively denying you're an addict is rock-solid proof that you are, in fact, an addict. Insisting that you have a right to be defensive since you're defending yourself against a charge that isn't true just digs you in deeper. Denying something tat isn't true only proves you're in denial, and all addicts are denial until they admit they're addicts, at which point they're in recovery.

permalink source: Dan Savage, Skipping Towards Gomorrah 118
tags: Logic, Addiction, Denial