Shades of Grey wrote:
The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness."
I might change it to change "made for" to "run by" - but the general message is excellent for those who find themselves here, I think.
I really like this Ray. I've been thinking about it for a while. Two thoughts: Could this quote be interchangeable with
"The Church is made for people who aren't cursed with (more evolved) self-awarwness? "
We know self awareness is the one distinction that makes us as humans different than any other of God's creations. With this in mind, varing levels of detectable self- awareness do exist among mankind. We say it all the time "so and so person is " very self-aware ". It almost implies (with all humility) a further evolution of said person.
Pointed question: Is this possible further evolution/progression of self awareness (again.. with all humility it is out of our control) that detectable differentness that makes the Stay LDSer type?
Extend this to anyone in this world in similar situation whom is demanded to see with much nuance that doesn't seem to fit.. and they find the way to fit while helping to aid the progress others?
Any and all thoughts please...
Yes there are known differences in self-awareness among people as their is among animals. But that is where I must humbly discard the notion that we are the only species that god made that is self aware. Humans
These are all known now to be self aware, some such as dolphins and orcas have displayed very high self awareness, critical thought, creativity, mourning of family and close friends along with high depression and anxiety when separated from those with close bonds(some even killing themselves when they realize the family/mate isn't coming back through death or getting left behind or separated.
It's a common misconception. They as well as we have displayed varying levels of self awareness.
However it's a nervous moral issue as that's a boundary we openly state to justify the way we treat various people and animals with their relation to people in the world. Especially since babies, certain disabilities and injures people display a lack of self awareness much lower then many tested animals and cetaceans.
With more knowledge and stillness with awareness of ones own self and their relationship to others and the world brings more acute sensitivity and awareness. However in many studies people preferred to choose to be electrocuted then be left alone contemplating their own thoughts. As such I guess many choose to not be self-aware. It seems to bring discomfort and pain to many.