"A different form of conscious denial is the deliberate
choice not to expose ourselves to certain unpalatable information. We
cannot live in a state of continuous awareness of the fact that thousands
of children are starving to death each day or dying of easily
preventable diseases. So we make a conscious decision to switch off
the sources of such information. This is like taking a different route to
avoid seeing homeless beggars on the street."
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