To quote my therapist "We are all perfect and we could all use some work."
I think people can go through life and never figure out what drives them - never figure out the color of the lenses through which they view the world. Never see that what they feel are truths or absolutes are really just interpretations shaped by the life we have led since birth. Some of them will walk blindly and never fall down, some will have fallen down and call it standing up.
Denial sucks though - it drains our souls. If we can't look squarely in the mirror, aren't we missing some of the beauty of being human? We all have dents and scratches, we are all on a journey, some easier than others - but nonetheless a work in progress. Obtaining AWARENESS is 95% of the journey.