I just read this. Wow.
The alternative to facing the truth is always some form of self-destruction. --Brennan Manning
I could say that I always prefer truth, face truth, but then I know that would not be honest with myself. We all have places we run to/run from, ways we hide. Denial is not a river in Africa, it lives in my refrigerator.
It's just way easier to see someone else's (self)-destruction and call it out than it is to see our own.