Denial is known as a “refusal to see.” This happens when an individual’s perception of reality is challenged. They protect themselves from the truth by believing in a lie. No matter what you say there is no way to convince them otherwise, because knowing their truth, would shatter the illusion of life as they know it. Therefore, making that life meaningless. That’s why people can’t change, until they become ready. I call it the “desire” otherwise known as “the willingness” to believe. This becomes the crack in the door, the first step.