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Saturday, April 25, 2020

The ego's need to be right is more powerful than the fear of death

Why You Don't Need To Be Right All The Time - RI Life Coach

Question

I wonder if we reopen and things get worse will those protesters admit they were wrong. Conservatives are very reality denying, even in the face of evidence. But the reality of the pandemic is very harsh, but is it harsh enough to break through their denial mechanism?

Jim

Answer

They'd rather die first than admit they were wrong.

Remember the Vietnam Era when they said, "Better dead that red."

These folks have to die off which social Darwinism predicts will happen. Let them swarm and infect each other, but you and yours stay home and the hell away from them.

People are more than willing to die for a cause as long as they don't have to lose face and admit they're wrong. The ego is a deadly thing.

I don't say these things lightly. I have seen it clinically with people who kill themselves and kill others and then themselves. Freud is accused of calling it a death wish but that is an oversimplification. It is the tremendous need to be right which is more powerful than death.




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