This is a fact that’s been repeated on many of my posts since I was a kid. I’ve noticed that a lot of people are thinking about the word “self-aware”. Is this just a bad thing? I don’t know. There are a lot of people out there who are thinking about the word “self-aware”. It certainly sounds like an overwhelming notion.
Self-awareness isn’t a bad thing, but it is something that needs to be considered. Because if we’re already self-aware, we’re already thinking about ourselves. Because we’re thinking about self-awareness, we have a sense of who we are.
If we were already self-aware, we would already know who we are, how we feel, and where we are at in our lives. We don’t. So if we were already self-aware, we wouldn’t have the sense that our lives are just like a loop. In fact, we would already know that there is no such thing as a loop, because we would already know that we were already us.
We could literally say that we are self-aware, and it would actually be impossible for us to know who is. We wouldnt know if we have been self-aware or not.
Now the whole idea of self-awareness is a very fuzzy one. According to psychologist Daniel Wegner, self-awareness is simply the ability to know that we are human and that we are aware of the world around us.
Wegner and other psychologists like him believe that as a species we are so used to our surroundings that we don’t realize that we are not really aware of them, even though we can. But as we know, the things that have kept us alive for millenia are those very things that are keeping us from actually being aware of our own selves.
He may be right. As the author of an article called “The 4 Types of Awareness”, Wegner is aware of the fact that he is a human and that he has a brain. But he still believes that humans are not completely self aware. He calls us “the blind-spot” and says that “our awareness of the world is so minimal that we fail to realize that we are unaware”. So in a sense, he is right.
The reason I’m writing about this today is because when I was on my laptop this morning I was watching a video which was a “behind the scenes” look at how it’s created an animated cartoon. They have all the animation done with a 3D computer screen. And it was really cool to see how they turned one of their animators into a cartoon character.
Breitbart’s article in USA Today is called “Mystical Bodies, Unruly Minds.” In it he says that while we might forget, we seem to have no problem with using our knowledge to get things done. We see that we can be in control of our lives, and that our decisions and actions have a purpose.
This is a good reason to get a degree in animation, and I think we are doing a great job. We are showing that the world is a place we can control, and that we have power, even if that power isn’t always nice.