Why Do People Shut Their Minds?

United States
March 10, 2008 11:58pm CST
Some people do this I imagine to block out the reality of what is going on. People don't want to face facts so they shut their minds and turn to denial. Why is that? Why do people shut their minds?
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@adcab81 (65)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
It's their coping mechanism, that is for sure. People shut their minds because they do not want to be affected. If they are at fault, they do not want to feel guilty. As for me I have shut my mind on alot of things in order for to be on the safe side. It is good to be selective about what we want to see, hear, feel or say. Filtering, as I call it, is a way to protect ourselves from aggression.