People who repeatedly ignore issues are like captains of a sinking ship who refuse to acknowledge the rising water levels. Eventually, they will sink, and the captain will be left alone in the cold, dark water with no crew or passengers to help them. Ignoring problems is like turning a blind eye to reality. It may feel comfortable and safe for a while, but it's a recipe for disaster in the long run. People who refuse to confront issues put themselves in harm's way and endanger those around them. This behavior can lead to a domino effect, with people abandoning the ship one by one until there's no one left. Ignoring issues can cause people to lose faith in those who should be leading them, causing irreparable damage to trust and relationships.