My partner and I were in the lab for chemistry the other day. Being the daydreamer I was, my mind started to wander. I started thinking of how different things would be if that classmate of mine were a millionaire. We were doing experiments at the time, so quite naturally I asked her if, had she been millionaire from birth, she would pay someone else to clean up after each experiment. I proceeded to ask if she thought she would be any snobbier in general. My question was met with an instantaneous (and stern) "No!". The girl had given no thought to my question, and when I asked her to back up her answer with evidence, she was quite silent. I frequently encounter this sort of denial from people, and when I point out to them that their reply had been supplied like a reflex motion, they never seem to be too happy about it. Even at times, I think that I act like the girl described above. Is denial healthy or should I try and think things out before answering such questions?