Question of the Day – No. 235 How well do you think you know yourself? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 75 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 235” Add yours I recently read that soon there will be computers who will know us better than we know ourselves. I wondered then, why is that? Is that because most people don’t really make the time for self-reflection? You ask a great question! LikeLiked by 6 people Reply Yes! I believe the self-reflection is so rare these days because there are so many outside distractions which seem to be more important and more urgent than the inside universe. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It seems well to know oneself as His temple, yet not fully revealed until we can measure the knowing of who we are by who we are not. When the psyche agrees with the spirit, we can know the self well, but more realistically, we project as others mirror, and on occasion, clarity arrives on the wings of our chosen truth. We are one, without need of thought or of self. Here, all is well. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply It’s awesome if all is well 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pretty well. I know my faults and flaws, and I’m working on them. I know my strengths, and I’m working on those too! LikeLiked by 5 people Reply I agree… I do this too. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome! How did you get to this great self-knowledge? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’ve always had it some. But going to therapy for my anxiety and being diagnosed with cptsd, going through a step study for my anxiety, and my relationship with God has really opened my heart and my eyes. Not to mention the support system I have. LikeLiked by 1 person Well, but I still surprise myself. (diligence vs. naps) How about you? LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I’m still digging. I know my strengths and my weaknesses and I try to get through those weaknesses so I can increase my self-knowledge level. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t think weaknesses are necessarily our enemies. They teach us patience and empathy. LikeLiked by 1 person No, they are not our enemies. As I said, they are weaknesses and I can work on them to improve them. Maybe some day they will be my strengths too. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person This came to me quickly: I think I know myself well; however, psychology experts tell us that there is a part of ourselves we do not know and others do not see; this is the part of me I hope to someday get to know. I guess I am peeling away the layers in hopes of uncovering this mysterious truth. I hope to like whatever I discover. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply True! And if you don’t like what you discover, you can always change it, don’t you think? 🙂 LikeLike Reply Well . . . it depends. We are fundamentally who we are. If you work really hard you can make conscious decisions to move in one direction or another; however, there are character traits that define us and changing those traits (perhaps genetic) is impossible. I have no musical talent. I have tried to learn to play musical instruments and it just doesn’t work. I can’t change it, but I can accept it. Practice, practice, practice, can make you better, but if you don’t have it in you to be a concert pianist, it’s probably not going to happen. LikeLiked by 1 person Or it can happen but it will take much longer to get there due to the extended time of practice needed so maybe it doesn’t worth it. LikeLike I make it a point not to try LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How come? LikeLike Reply Fear of inferiority LikeLiked by 1 person Where do yo think it comes from? LikeLike I wouldn’t recognize my own reflection. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Why do you think so? LikeLike Reply Well, I may be exaggerating a little. However, I don’t feel I know myself at all. I am often surprised by what I find myself doing and saying. It’s very interesting to watch. LikeLiked by 3 people that’s a real thing, called prosopagnosia! I have a mild form & sometimes I catch sight of myself in a mirror & have a little, “ah, that’s what I look like” moment 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Interesting. LikeLiked by 1 person What are my units of measurement for how much knowingness I have of a thing? I’d say I have 32.5 Gnosises of myself, but I just made that up and it’s meaningless, then again I might be too, so it’s fair. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 3 people Reply You set your own units of measurement based on whatever you want. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m sticking with my answer, but I don’t even know what it means, so do I know myself or not? I think I’m overly aware of how uncertain I always am, so I even if every assumption I had about who or what I am was correct I doubt I could say I know me, I know I am doubtful you know? ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person An interesting vicious circle 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person It’s much easier to just give a nonsense answer than to explain I’m actually nonsense. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person From my point of view, you’re not nonsense. But the sense is much deeper and more complex and it cannot be explained in a comment. LikeLiked by 1 person I truly know only one thing for certain; I know nothing. Not even about myself. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Does it worth trying to know more? LikeLike Reply Better than most… And I Know others better than they know themselves. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Good, I’m glad you exist as such, who am I? ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How did you get to this level of knowledge? LikeLike Reply I am pretty self aware. There is most definitely room for improvement and I’m not speaking physically at all. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply In what areas of the self would you like to improve? LikeLike Reply My temper first and foremost. LikeLiked by 1 person I wish I could control my overthinking, anxiety and emotions period. LikeLiked by 1 person If you could control your feelings would they even be feelings? ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person True, maybe I wish to feel less intensely would be a better answer. LikeLiked by 2 people I wouldn’t know, I just idly speculate from a safe place miles away from you and your life. Maybe you’re perfect as is or maybe you should try meditating twice a week, I’d suggest more but we all know no one has time for that. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person not well enough LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What can you do to get to a higher level of self-knowledge? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Not sure…I’ve tried journaling and self-exploration quizzes and courses….but I think the true self is only revealed in times of crisis and trouble LikeLiked by 1 person In that case I hope you Never learn. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 2 people Thank you. I have already seen trying times…lots of them. This last stint revealed someone I never knew I could be. LikeLiked by 2 people I’m sure she was pretty cool ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 2 people She is LikeLiked by 2 people By the time I figure that out I will be something different. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What do you think this delay is influenced by? LikeLike Reply I guess it takes awhile to figure out if something is truly intolerable or not. LikeLiked by 1 person Well enough.. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What would happen if you know more about yourself? LikeLike Reply I think you become free, you get to the source of yourself, you realise that only by connecting with yourself, can you connect with anyone and anything else. Or something like it. It makes sense in my head. Dunno if it makes sense to you. LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, it makes total sense. That’s how it works actually. LikeLiked by 1 person I would say pretty well. Self reflection is important in my life. I may be just a bit critical of myself but I don’t cover my flaws with a lie. Great question! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I self reflect to the point of absurdity, I would recommend moderation for the sake of not ending up a reflection of a reflection of an imitation of a depiction of yourself. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Awesome! What questions do you as yourself in order to increase your level of self-knowledge? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I tend to question my commitment to long term goals. After the events that occured in my life in late 2011 to mid-2012, my questions were as follows: Where am I now, and where do I go from here? How do I arise from the ashes of my life? These questions were difficult to answer at the beginning. Through time, therapy and a lot of long walks, I found peace. To clarify, I lost my marriage, career and health in seven months. During that same period I had 90 seizures. Today through hard work, self-reflection and faith, I am able to live my life how I wish. I apologize for the length of my post. I hope you have a great day and holiday! LikeLiked by 2 people Wow! You are very very strong! Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life with us! You prove that anything is possible! LikeLiked by 1 person In the past few months I have discovered talents passions, creativity and self worth . I would have to say even though I’m about to be 33 years old I am still learning about my self. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Were you always in pursuit of finding more about yourself or there was something that made you start the journey? LikeLike Reply My story is a work in progress “2nd book” I have always been different. In 2009 I thought I found my soul mate. Aug 9 2018 my life was completely turned upside-down when I made aware she had not loved me in years and was in love with my best man. So since then I have been focusing on only me. It’s time now that I take the journey to become the optimal me. I was engulfed with the idea that she only mattered that I gave up my passions, my identity,and more. LikeLiked by 1 person That’s a tough lesson… LikeLike in some ways I do, yet in others I think I never will. & how we see ourselves isn’t how other people see us so…. which version is real? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That is a very interesting question! But others see what we put out there. So that version is real for them while the version of ourselves we know is real for us. Those two might be different, but that’s partly our fault, don’t you think? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very well until I do something I never thought I’d do. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What was the last thing you did you thought you’d never do? LikeLike Reply Rode an elephant. 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Amazing! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person I think ……………. Completely!!!🤔🙄😶 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 😃😊😉😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.