I’ve never been a fan of the term self-aware, but I’ve noticed that a lot of my online writing and discussions have included this idea. The idea that it is possible to have the mind and body that are aware of themselves and able to take action without the need for external input. The idea that it is possible to be completely self-aware and not need to be told what to do each day.
The term “self-aware” is not a new one. It was used to describe the self-aware monk in the Buddhist tradition in ancient times, and a similar idea has been used in the Western world for thousands of years. The idea is basically that you are aware of your actions, and the more you do the more you are aware of yourself.
Self-awareness is important, but not nearly as important as self-will. It is possible to be completely self-aware and have no will, but not be able to choose how to act based on your actions. In this way, self-awareness can be a tool for control, but it can also be a tool for freedom.
The problem is that we all act on autopilot, and it will always be that way. No matter how much we want to do something, we are always on autopilot. So if you want to use self-awareness for self-control, you will need to be willing to exercise it. But as the saying goes, a little willpower is a dangerous thing. The more self-awareness you have, the more you have to do it.
You can be just as bad a driver as you can act, but you will only be doing it in a way that feels a bit better. You can be a tyrant in a room full of people who all think you are a genius, but if you do something that feels a bit stupid you will know that you are being a stupid tyrant.
This is another important distinction to note. A bit of self-awareness is a pretty good way to do things, but it can become a bit too much. If you think your self-awareness will make you a better person, you will end up being a bit too much. On the other hand, if you think that the knowledge you have of how to do some things will make you better at other things, you will quickly learn that that’s not really how it works.
I used to think I was a bad tyrant because I always took the mickey out of myself. After all, I was always aware of what I was doing and what I was not doing. I didn’t have a problem taking my own advice. But as my life and career have gotten more and more complex, I have had to become more and more aware of how much I am being a tyrant.
As a tyrant, it’s pretty easy to see it’s not just what you do that gives you power, but how you do it. Many people would argue that you are an expert at something if you can solve the problems you encounter on a daily basis with the knowledge and skills you have. But when you try to do it your own way, you quickly learn that its a bad idea.
Its easy to be a tyrant, particularly when you have a lot of power. But if you try to run everything, you are liable to lose control of your life. My advice to you is to find a balance, whether its working with a partner or doing everything on your own, you’ll find that there are many ways to do it.
What I mean by “doing everything on your own” is that you need to do all your own tasks, but you need to have someone to help you. That way you can do them faster and better, and you can help or support each other when you need it. But when you try to do everything on your own, you quickly learn that its a bad idea.