Robert Gahtan Posted 3 months ago Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness" You will (I hope) be happy to hear, that I was so impressed with your talk, that I went out and got your book: "Willful Blindness". The book is clarifying, convincing, instructive and helped me make sense of the absurdities that surround us on the political, social, and psychological levels. Since I finished the book, I have been evangelizing for a greater readership, and have purchased it for clients and recommended it to acquaintances, friends and relatives. It also has inspired me to be the founding member of Avoiders Anonymous. I envision this as an organization with world wide membership. It is not a 12 step program. It simply recognizes that avoidance (or procrastination if you prefer) is a more powerful drug than cocaine since every time we avoid the unpleasant, we are immediately rewarded with relief. The reward is frequent and sufficient enough to bring us to the point of Willful Blindness. Again, thank you for your wonderful contributions.