Daily Prompt · riff

Not that old joke

via Daily Prompt: Denial

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Denial,” it says, “is not a river in Egypt” is an old therapy-related joke. Or perhaps, it’s that it is not JUST  a river…. At any rate, for those in tune with old Freudian saws, the joke is a counterpunch to a diagnosis of not paying attention.

Rebutting reality is a serious problem for many people. It is not enough to disclaim the truth either of your own situation (therapeutic denial) or of facts in general (ie climate change.)



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