What is it with people and being in denial? Why does someone only go to doctor once they have a tumour the size of a small child growing on them? Why do morbidly obese people only seek help once they need a crane to get them out of the house? Why does someone with AIDS only agree to be tested once they are on death's door?
The obvious answer is denial.
de-ni-al An unconscious defense mechanism characterised by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts or feelings. -Oxford Dictionary
But still people. Buck. The. Fuck. Up. If it means saving your life, get over it! I know. Easier said than done.
What are you in denial about?
My answer: all the fucking work I have to do!