“In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice.”
This is not one of my usual posts. It's me wanting to generate a different conversation.
Other bloggers post their posts and do not seem to want to encourage lengthy conversations. For me, I prefer the resultant converstions to my own posts.
So I ask you, are you self-aware?
If you are, how can you tell? How do you know that you are?
What do you think the term means, if anything?
Do you think that a religious person can be self-aware?
Can an atheist be?
In my opinion, the beginning of self-awareness is whan a person starts to realize how incredibly fallible they are. So then, humility might be considered the beginning of self-awareness. Or not. Tell me I'm wrong.
From humility comes a lessening or perhaps better to say a contraction of the ego, which removes many blinders. With humility comes the realization that perhaps it's not a bad idea to *question one's self.*
And from there, the whole world opens up.
For as Burns said, 'O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!' *
In other words, it's a good thing.