I’ve learned that self-awareness is the first step in learning how to navigate the world. Most of us have learned that self-awareness is the first step to understanding how our bodies work. If you can’t do this, you’re not ready for the world.
In this episode of Spectrum News Syracuse, I talk to Dr. Mark Darda, a clinical psychiatrist and behavioral scientist who’s been studying the phenomenon of self-awareness for decades. He was at the heart of the recent shift in our understanding of self-awareness in that he used to be the guy who wrote the book on the topic, a book called The Self-Aware Person.
Self-awareness is the awareness of the fact that our body is working the way it is. We become aware of how this works because of how it affects our emotions and what they mean for us. For example, you may not know that your heart is beating faster or faster. You might think its purely a function of your heart, but if you think about the reasons why your heart is beating faster or slower, you may have a better idea.
The Self-Aware Person tells us that we all have the power to turn off the brain’s ability to focus on negative emotions and control our emotions. This means that we can take control over our emotions, but also it’s important to remember that the power to control our emotions comes from within us.
We all have the power to take control of our emotions and turn them off. And you know what? When that happens, the part of our brain that’s always in charge of our emotional response gets to play. In other words, when we take back the control over our emotions, we find that it’s easier to feel.
While the movie is well-written, shot, and edited, the way the movie and the movie’s characters are presented is also a little problematic. From the moment the audience enters the film’s theater to the time the movie ends, the movie doesn’t really deliver anything that would have made my day. Even the ending, which is supposed to be a victory for the audience, is presented as a victory for someone else, who is supposed to be the villain.
In the end, it seems the movie was trying too hard to convey the message that the power of control is something everyone should have to have. I’m not sure if this was an intentional choice on the part of the writer, directors, cinematographers, actors, or the audience. But it is odd because it’s hard to imagine that a movie that has such a strong message about control and control freaks, would make so little sense.
We need to watch this trailer for it to be something that is as appealing as it is difficult to imagine. So in its present state, this trailer has nothing to do with control but with control, which is the same thing that will lead the world to a world of violence.
The movie’s tone is too much like the TV show. People don’t like to think about control, except as a kind of “do it in the head, do it in the body,” in this case. It’s a show, it’s a show, it’s a show. The show has a few scenes that are interesting, but none of them are that interesting.
There’s nothing wrong with the tone of the movie, but there is something wrong with the tone of the show.