Living in reality and preaching denial is one thing.
Living in denial and preaching reality is another.
Nobody knowingly stole my translation work from me and falsely claimed it as their own.
But a person living in denial tends not to know, and tends not to want to know, what they are actually doing.
My biggest mistake in life was, in my early 20s, to gamble all my eggs in the basket of a preacher of reality who was living in denial.