You sacrifice your honesty to sustain a convenient social life. You sacrifice your mind to entertain a convenient fantasy. You sacrifice your health to convenient methods of self medication. You sacrifice your authenticity to the illusion you justify adherence to, and suddenly your entire life is a sham and you don’t know who or what you are, and all you know is the perpetual state of anguish you’ve subjected yourself to…and suddenly, the lies you’ve been telling yourself are no longer convenient. Recognize your self mutilation or be torn asunder by your denial.