Conceptual repression of problems

Other Names:
Problem avoidance
Failure to acknowledge problems
Failure to acknowledge differences
Failure to acknowledge contradictions
Deliberate ignorance of unpleasant facts

The tendency to eschew deliberately any acknowledgement of the existence of social or other problems, or any other form of social disharmony, in favour of an emphasis on positive visions of the future. Even the most striking problems, such as hunger and disease, are then repressed in an effort to stress what is going well in society. This impedes any effort to articulate the nature of the issues to be dealt with and hinders the appropriate development of any collective response to them. Such an approach conveniently removes the need for an individual to explore the extent to which he himself contributes to the problem.

Related Problems:
Political myopia
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST