I would like to introduce you to some of the most beautiful, intelligent, and kind-hearted dolphins. Our names may not include the “c” word, but they do convey in a way a great deal of information. So, let’s look at the three levels of self-awareness.
The first level, is not having a name at all. This is a very simple self-awareness, since you have no name, your name is whatever you say it is. We are all the same, we are all unique.
You can also choose to say your name repeatedly. This is a level that has more to do with our personality and how much we care about others than it does with how we identify ourselves.
The second level is being mindful of our name, that is, the self-aware person who knows themselves and their own names. This is the level we are on most of the time and just want to see how we are doing. This is when we can start to take a second look at our behaviors and figure out what our personality is like.
One of my favorite aspects of self-awareness is how easy it is to be caught off guard. I’ve done this before and it really makes me feel much more comfortable. When I’m not on it, I do my best to see myself from just a little bit of an outsider’s perspective. That’s how I know I’m not going to do something dumb (like pick up the phone and start calling random people).
One of the reasons I feel comfortable talking about myself this way is because I know I won’t do something dumb and I can be very critical if I do. For instance, one of the things that I struggle with is how some of my friends act. I think it is a lot of people’s idea of how to act around me. I’m sure it makes me seem like a “nerd” or a “dumbass.
I think it is a lot of peoples idea of what is normal. I can say that I am not a nerd because I dont have friends that act like nerds. I can also say that I am not a dumbass because I dont act like a dumbass.
I do realize this could be a problem for you and I agree that it is a part of the weirdness that comes along with being a dolphin. But as someone who is curious and has always wanted to know what it is that makes dolphins so unique, I find that it makes complete sense. Dolphins are the only animal that has vocalizations that humans are not capable of reproducing.
I really didn’t think about this for long, but dolphins have their own language which is basically a form of sign language. The best example of this is when they call out to each other when a dolphin swims by. That’s the reason why dolphins are so fascinated with dolphins. They can identify dolphins and their vocalizations are so unique, it is almost impossible to imitate them.