There is an old story that says ostriches bury their heads in the sand as a way to hide from predators. The thinking is that ostriches are rather stupid birds, so if they can’t see the thing that’s after them they must be safe. The cliche “burying your head in the sand” came to mean someone who was denying reality and hiding from the truth.
But this story of ostriches burying their heads in the sand to escape danger is false according to National Geographic, based the simple fact that they wouldn’t be able to breath under the sand.
However, ostriches do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs.
Several times a day the ostrich will stick its head in the hole to rotate the eggs with their beak. To someone observing from a distance, it could certainly look like the bird was burying its head in the sand.
When you face adversity with a positive attitude and an optimistic outlook on the future, some people might accuse you of burying your head in the sand.
From a distance, it might look to them like you’re in denial of all the bad things happening in the world right now. From the current health and economic fallout caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic to the state of the world in general — the people consumed with negativity and fear will always assume everyone else is feeling the same way. So if they feel like the sky is falling, burying your head in the sand might be a good way to keep from getting your skull crushed.
But if they got closer to you and saw what you were really doing, they might be surprised to find that you’re simply checking on your plans for the future.
You are looking in on all the ideas you have that are just about ready to hatch…