Are you self-aware enough to know when you are wrong? Can you put yourself in other peoples’ shoes? Can you look at something from all POVs instead of thinking your POV is the right one automatically?
I ask this because I feel like self-awareness is a novel idea these days. I have met one person in my life who was self-aware (besides myself, of course, since I am awesome in every way *wink wink*). They admitted to their faults and knew they could be wrong once in a while. They didn’t try to change who they were, they just knew they weren’t perfect. They let logic guide them as much as possible.
I know my faults. I know I’m not always right. But it seems like almost all the people around me these days are the extreme opposite. They are never wrong. They only see how things affect them, damn everyone else. Their opinion/decision is non-wavering, no matter the logic pointing them in a different direction.
I have no specific reason for talking about this except that I am just over those kind of people. It’s hard to be around people were it’s always your fault, never theirs. It’s exhausting. Especially in the business world.
Then again, maybe it’s impossible to know if we are self-aware or not and we are all doomed.