Time is a cure all? Cure all to what? The unknown is always the enemy. The truth will allow access to knowledge.
We armor ourselves with shields of leftover integrity. No one wants to be destroyed by the weapons of others guilt or actions.
Defense mechanisms arise to protect the fragile self. Denial becomes the ignorance we substitute for a necessary intelligent plan of action.
By refusing to accept the new truths will only delay the systems recovery.
Denial then becomes the worst form of truth.