Keeping secrets from yourself
What? How can you do that? it sounds crazy. Well, it is a very real and serious condition when someone does indeed wall off a part of their brain and lives in denial of actions. There are dire consequences for the person and people around them I have seen this with my own eyes. But we are not going there today.
A river in Egypt
I could have asked “Do you lie to yourself” or “Are you living in denial?” Both are sort of offensive, yes? But they mostly mean the same thing.
This concept stems from writing fiction—you have to keep secrets from the characters so in a way you’re keeping secrets from yourself (the author). So that made me think about keeping secrets in general, and how we as humans do that.
I have two questions for you in the podcast, and I’m interested in your answers.
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