There is a saying that goes “if we don’t change our habits, we are doomed to repeat them.” I can’t disagree with that, but I also know that the same thing can be true if we don’t change our self-awareness.
Self-awareness isn’t just about awareness of yourself, but awareness of your surroundings.
So when we’re on autopilot, we forget about our surroundings. We forget what we’ve learned about ourselves, and we forget that no matter how hard we try we can’t remember everything that happened yesterday. We may have a good memory of the day before, but it’s not necessarily the day before yesterday.
And that’s why self-awareness isnt just about awareness of yourself. Its about awareness of your surroundings. So if your surroundings are always the same, then you are also not aware of the differences that come with them. And to be blunt, we don’t need to know everything the next person has to say to know what we already know about the world around us.
Self awareness is about being aware of the world around you. As such, if your body is always doing the exact same thing, it can be hard to notice when you might be getting bored of your surroundings. I personally found this in my experience in the beginning of the world. But as I got more self-aware, I found that I could notice when I was getting bored of my surroundings, and as such was able to develop more self-awareness about myself.
We’ve all been so used to the idea of self-awareness that for some people, it’s like they’re already aware of themselves. Which is weird, because they don’t actually have to be aware of themselves. For example, my father, who is my best friend, is always aware of who I am. My family does the same thing with my sister, who is my best friend, so that’s not a bad thing.
However, many people are not aware of themselves. For example, I dont know how many of you have noticed the lack of self-awareness in the way you interact with people, or in how some people treat you, or maybe even in how you treat other people.
You know I hate to say this, but it really is a problem. We are living in a society where people are losing touch with themselves, it can be subtle or blatant, or more subtle. For example, I have a friend who is super self-aware. She knows who she is, and yet she still is super self-aware.
In the past, social interaction (I think it’s called social interaction) was pretty simple and pretty obvious. You know you’re socializing with some other person (or other group) and that’s enough. But as technology has been developing, so has the need for people to be able to be more aware of themselves and with each other. You can be interacting with someone, but you CANNOT be in a social context.
Now, it seems to me that people ARE more aware of themselves in social settings. But we don’t always use social interactions as the point of our lives. Most of the time we are just being social.