I suppose it is possible to pretend but that would be sickeningly hypocritical. I 've tried, I've really tried and I just can't force myself to block out all the negativity and dwell on the positive. A flaw in my character I suppose. I want to dwell in reality as best I can and I want everyone around me to be aware also. It is like being in a room of full grown adults who still believe in Santa Claus and the Easter bunny. You tell them that those things are childish and it is well past time to give up those silly fantasies and act like a grownup! You meet with blank stares like they don't hear what you are saying. Complete denial of the facts, the truth, the reality of the situation.