“Why do many people refuse to believe the truth even when deep down they know its true?”
I don’t know about other people
I know people don’t always DEMONSTRATE outwardly what they believe. Gotta hold some cards to your chest in life.
I know holding up a strong front is an important social tool which can mask expression of many beliefs.
But I don’t know what they refuse internally for sure.
I do know for myself, who is an ongoing project that I work on, avoiding answering difficult questions about myself to myself is simply protection.
That ‘truth’ is there, waiting for me, but I got a lot of other stuff going on and now’s not the time or I don’t have the facilities to deal with them at that particular moment.
Or it’s not necessary at that moment.
I also do a procrastination thing: If I wait until the last moment to deal with a ‘thing’, I’m at the point of maximum knowledge I could have to handle the thing, so at that point I’m working at the best of my abilities.