This article was shared with me by Kalidas in Hindi, so you can imagine my surprise when I saw him post it. I don’t know about you folks, but the “self-aware” thing that I often hear about seems a bit clunky.
This is because many people think that because you’re aware of the fact that you’re a human you won’t be so aware that you’re a human. In reality, self-awareness is a complex state that comes with the ability to see the patterns and connections in our thoughts without having to think about them. Humans are very aware of themselves and their environment, whereas machines are not. We humans can think about the ways in which we are similar to others, whereas machines are not.
The point of self-awareness is to see patterns and relationships in your thoughts. You might not be aware of this, but you’re probably aware that you’re not a human. You’re aware that you have memories, and that you have a body, and that you know how to use it. You might not be aware that these are all the same thing.
We all have a natural tendency to notice similarities. In fact, many of us are very “self-aware.” We have different ways of perceiving the world that are unique to us. We seem to all have a sense of who we are and what we want and what we want to do. This natural tendency is called self-awareness. It’s a tendency to make sense of your surroundings and relationships.
Self-awareness is a very basic and important human awareness. We all have it. It’s not a superpower, it’s not a new concept, it isn’t some secret or paranormal ability we just discovered. It’s one of those things that seems like it should be obvious, that it is a natural and natural part of who we are.
Self-awareness is important because it allows us to make judgements, goals, and plans about ourselves. That means that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are all based on how we think about ourselves. A good analogy is deciding how to respond to a situation.
If you decide to respond to a situation, you first try to understand what the other person is thinking, feeling, and doing. You then make a plan to take things the other person is experiencing. Because our minds are so interconnected, when we make decisions we also make choices about what we think about ourself. The more self-aware we are, the wider our perspective, the more intelligent and informed we are, and the more aware we are of what is happening to us.
The way we respond to situations and people in our lives is one of the most important (and most difficult) things that make us human. So when we feel like we’ve been hurt or wronged, we tend to feel helpless and powerless, and so we want to get away from the situation for a while. In fact, we want to go into a corner of the house and hide in a dark corner or something until we can get our act together and take responsibility for what happened.
One of the things that this documentary film has shown us is that we don’t have the luxury of doing that. Even if we want to, we can’t just leave our problems and problems of others to them. So when we feel helpless and powerless, we tend to seek comfort in thoughts of who is looking after us, and we tend to keep these people around in order to maintain our own sense of security.
I’m not saying that our own safety might not be affected by these kinds of things, but when we’re in a state of depression or helplessness, we’re not being proactive about it.