The new mary bun’s blog has an interesting post today about the topic of “How to Think Through the Self-Awareness Gap.” It’s written by one of our own, Mary Buell, who writes about her own self-awareness and how it can be enhanced or inhibited. She writes that she has developed a very “self-aware” view of herself, but that she also feels overwhelmed by the self-awareness that comes with so many facets of life.
The thing is that people who lack self-awareness often do not know what they are missing, or how to get it. They might think they know, but they don’t know. To make matters worse, they often feel overwhelmed by the whole spectrum of experiences, feelings, relationships, and experiences that come along with the self-awareness.
Mary Buell talks about the importance of knowing what you are missing. She talks about an inner dialog or inner dialogue. When you feel overwhelmed by life, you might notice that you are always having conversations with yourself on whether you are on your “right path” or “wrong path.” Mary Buell talks about the inner dialog and inner dialogue as being a very important part of being self-aware.
We are all human. It’s just that we don’t all live on the same planet. We are all connected to each other even if we don’t all know each other. The fact is that most of us spend a lot of time having conversations with ourselves. But the conversation can go either way. Sometimes people get in to a self-talk and say, “I’m going to make this better.” This makes them feel better, but not necessarily better.
This is why the concept of self-awareness is so important. When we’re in conversation with ourselves we can often say things like, “What are you talking about?”. When others hear you say this, they will often question what you mean by the word “better”. A good example of this is what happened in the movie The Matrix. The movie takes place in a world where people are all self-aware.
When it comes to your own self-awareness, we often talk about what we’re not doing or saying. This is an important self-talk when it comes to the things that you probably shouldn’t be doing or saying or not saying. We say, “I don’t want to do that.” “I don’t want to talk that way.” “I don’t want to do that”.
You can have the perfect job, the perfect marriage, and the perfect home. However, if you don’t have the right mindset, then you will still find a reason to complain about your life. Even if you are very well off, someone might be able to tell that you aren’t paying your bills on time.
The thing about complaining is that you might actually be doing it. Not that you are actually complaining about your life, but that you are complaining about something. And that is the real problem. If you are not complaining about something, you are not complaining enough. When you complain about something, you are not really complaining about something. You are just using that complaint as a crutch.
You might want to start doing more of that. You might just want to stop trying to complain and start being satisfied with what you are. It is easy to complain, but it is not easy to be satisfied. When you are satisfied you are not just satisfied with what you are, but really happy.
It’s not so much that Mary Buell is unhappy, as it is that she is not able to be happy. We all have a variety of reactions to life. Some are satisfied with what they have, some are unhappy with what they have, some are not happy at all, and some are just unhappy, so we have to figure out what we are unhappy about and work with it.