This is the most common name I’ve heard when I’m talking about my personal experiences with self-aware and self-aware-thinking.
It kind of makes sense though. I have a recurring problem with “self-aware” because it sounds like the word is a synonym for “self-aware-thinking.” It doesn’t have to be. It’s simply a name for the process that causes our brains to self-reflect and self-think.
Well, there you have it. My apologies for not getting to the point of this post but I hope we can all agree that there are many ways to think about the process.
I think that the term self-aware is a bit of a misnomer. What i am talking about here is not conscious self-awareness, but that there are layers of self-awareness that we aren’t aware of but that we have to consciously manage. These layers can be very subtle, but they do exist.
I think it is important to understand that the term self-aware is a bit of an anachronism and I think that the term self-aware is much more accurate. The reason I say this is because it is very easy to confuse self-awareness with consciousness, and we are constantly trying to explain away the differences. I think that the term self-awareness is a bit of a misnomer.
The term consciousness comes to mind when you use a phrase like “I am aware” in response to someone who is in a state of consciousness.
We are not trying to be self-aware of our own actions or thoughts. We are simply trying to understand, and we are capable of doing, our own thoughts. We can then go on from there.
For example, we are not trying to be conscious when we are talking to a person in a coma. We are simply trying to understand what that person is thinking. The person in coma might not be aware of what we are talking about.
We’re all aware, but we are not self-aware. So if someone says to us, “I am aware I am writing this letter to my lawyer,” we’re not really aware of what the person is actually saying. We are just trying to understand what the person is saying.