I know, this is how people respond to the word “self-aware.” So for a few years now, it has become a favorite part of my life.
Not only am I the first to admit that I am a fan of the word self-aware, I’ve been using it over the course of my writing career. My books are all self-aware, as are many of the characters in my stories, so I’ll admit that I do know where I’m coming from on the topic, and I don’t think I’m alone in this.
Self-awareness is one of those words that so many people struggle with. Just because you are aware of how you think, feeling, and acting, does not mean you are aware of your own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Self-awareness isn’t something that everyone can reach. What most people get from the word itself is “I can see that I am aware of how I am acting and thinking.” There are a lot of other things that come into play. What your conscious thoughts, feelings, and actions show you, and how much you think about how you act and think, determines your overall self-awareness.
The idea of self-awareness is that we can know what we are aware of because we know that we are aware of it, but we can’t be aware of it when we are not. A person who is not aware of being aware can just think, “I like this new sweater,” and then feel guilty for thinking it.
We tend to think about ourselves in very negative terms. We tend to be very self-critical. We will say a pretty bad thing to ourselves. And we will do this constantly, every day. In the same way, if we do not think about ourselves regularly, our overall awareness can turn into a negative state.
This isn’t a bad thing either. We don’t always know where to begin or where to start, but we can easily see when we are on autopilot. We don’t really know what it is we’re supposed to do.
How we actually feel about ourselves in the beginning of the game is a big part of our psychology. A big part is what we’re trying to achieve and we have a lot of them. We can’t always know what to do when we feel like we’re doing something wrong. For example, I always go against what I think is the only good thing about the game. The only good thing about the game is it puts us at ease.
I hate this and I never will. I hate the fact that I can’t control myself when I am playing games. I hate that I will do something which I know is wrong and I will end up doing something I know is wrong. I hate that I will play a game and I will go to some level of the game that I know I will lose. I hate that I will play a game and I will lose. I hate doing bad things and I hate making bad choices.