We are constantly trying to learn to think about what we are doing, whether it is self-assessment, or self-deception, but it can be a hard thing.
We’re not getting any of the other people we’ve talked about in our previous posts in this series. Instead it’s a series of new thoughts and actions that are making our lives miserable. We’ve only just begun on taking those actions, but if we are not careful we will only get worse.
At least for now, the only way to avoid deception is to stop deceiving ourselves. If we want to make sure we do not deceive ourselves, we need to stop deceiving ourselves. We need to stop trying to deceive ourselves and start practicing self-awareness. The truth is that we are making ourselves sick. We can, and should, stop pretending. We can, and should, stop pretending to be happy and we can, and should, stop pretending to be healthy.
The truth is that we can and should stop deceiving ourselves. The truth is that we can, and should, start practicing self-awareness. The truth is that we can, and should, stop pretending to be happy and start practicing self-awareness. The truth is that we can, and should, stop pretending to be healthy and start practicing self-awareness. We should stop pretending to be happy and start practicing self-awareness, because in the end, we are sick. We are sick.
A quick caveat. This isn’t a medical issue. This isn’t even about self-awareness. This is about self-awareness. And self-awareness is not about the state of our health or our self-esteem. It’s about the mental state of our brain. It’s about how we relate to our own body and how we relate to other people.
To be clear, self-awareness is not a disease. But to be clear, it is not a mental disorder either. But that doesn’t solve the problem either.
For some people, self-awareness becomes an excuse to do things they find morally reprehensible. For others and many others, it becomes a way to justify their actions to others. In either case, it’s a state of mind. And we are sick.
To the folks who say it’s a mental disease, I point out that when you say “you” I refer to the human mind. No one else is “you” in that process, because we all experience it as a single unit. To say that we all have it is just plain wrong. To say that our brains are different from other brains is simply wrong. To say that we live in the same world as other people is just plain wrong.
We don’t have it because it’s a mental disease. We have it because we’re just as screwed up as another person. That’s the nature of the human condition. And if that’s wrong, it’s simply wrong, and that’s the way it should be.
As a rule, the good people of the world do not have the same problems as the bad people. We all have this in common though because we all have the same problems.