Ostrich Syndrome

The Ostrich Syndrome is a psychological problem that refers to some people when they are confronted by social, political, or controversial issues be that in their personal life or outside, and they would just rather ignore it or as the ostrich does, bury his head in the sand when confronted by danger hoping it will go away.

Issues like 'climate change' or 'smoking causes lung cancer' are scientifically proven, yet some do not even acknowledge its existence. Others still believe in UFO's or alien abductions even when all evidence is pointing to the contrary.
In The Netherlands there is a well-known proverb that translates as 'putting your head into the sand' (je kop in het zand steken') which also explains that the Ostrich Syndrome is known to virtually everybody.

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