75 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 235

  1. I recently read that soon there will be computers who will know us better than we know ourselves. I wondered then, why is that? Is that because most people don’t really make the time for self-reflection? You ask a great question!

    1. Yes! I believe the self-reflection is so rare these days because there are so many outside distractions which seem to be more important and more urgent than the inside universe.

  2. It seems well to know oneself as His temple, yet not fully revealed until we can measure the knowing of who we are by who we are not. When the psyche agrees with the spirit, we can know the self well, but more realistically, we project as others mirror, and on occasion, clarity arrives on the wings of our chosen truth. We are one, without need of thought or of self. Here, all is well.

      1. I’ve always had it some. But going to therapy for my anxiety and being diagnosed with cptsd, going through a step study for my anxiety, and my relationship with God has really opened my heart and my eyes. Not to mention the support system I have.

      1. No, they are not our enemies. As I said, they are weaknesses and I can work on them to improve them. Maybe some day they will be my strengths too. 🙂

  3. This came to me quickly: I think I know myself well; however, psychology experts tell us that there is a part of ourselves we do not know and others do not see; this is the part of me I hope to someday get to know. I guess I am peeling away the layers in hopes of uncovering this mysterious truth. I hope to like whatever I discover.

      1. Well . . . it depends. We are fundamentally who we are. If you work really hard you can make conscious decisions to move in one direction or another; however, there are character traits that define us and changing those traits (perhaps genetic) is impossible. I have no musical talent. I have tried to learn to play musical instruments and it just doesn’t work. I can’t change it, but I can accept it. Practice, practice, practice, can make you better, but if you don’t have it in you to be a concert pianist, it’s probably not going to happen.

      1. Well, I may be exaggerating a little. However, I don’t feel I know myself at all. I am often surprised by what I find myself doing and saying. It’s very interesting to watch.

    1. that’s a real thing, called prosopagnosia! I have a mild form & sometimes I catch sight of myself in a mirror & have a little, “ah, that’s what I look like” moment 🙂

  4. What are my units of measurement for how much knowingness I have of a thing? I’d say I have 32.5 Gnosises of myself, but I just made that up and it’s meaningless, then again I might be too, so it’s fair.


      1. I’m sticking with my answer, but I don’t even know what it means, so do I know myself or not? I think I’m overly aware of how uncertain I always am, so I even if every assumption I had about who or what I am was correct I doubt I could say I know me, I know I am doubtful you know?

        ECHO ECHO

      1. I wouldn’t know, I just idly speculate from a safe place miles away from you and your life. Maybe you’re perfect as is or maybe you should try meditating twice a week, I’d suggest more but we all know no one has time for that.

        ECHO ECHO

      1. I think you become free, you get to the source of yourself, you realise that only by connecting with yourself, can you connect with anyone and anything else. Or something like it. It makes sense in my head. Dunno if it makes sense to you.

    1. I self reflect to the point of absurdity, I would recommend moderation for the sake of not ending up a reflection of a reflection of an imitation of a depiction of yourself.


      1. I tend to question my commitment to long term goals. After the events that occured in my life in late 2011 to mid-2012, my questions were as follows: Where am I now, and where do I go from here? How do I arise from the ashes of my life? These questions were difficult to answer at the beginning. Through time, therapy and a lot of long walks, I found peace. To clarify, I lost my marriage, career and health in seven months. During that same period I had 90 seizures. Today through hard work, self-reflection and faith, I am able to live my life how I wish. I apologize for the length of my post. I hope you have a great day and holiday!

  5. In the past few months I have discovered talents passions, creativity and self worth . I would have to say even though I’m about to be 33 years old I am still learning about my self.

      1. My story is a work in progress “2nd book” I have always been different. In 2009 I thought I found my soul mate. Aug 9 2018 my life was completely turned upside-down when I made aware she had not loved me in years and was in love with my best man. So since then I have been focusing on only me. It’s time now that I take the journey to become the optimal me. I was engulfed with the idea that she only mattered that I gave up my passions, my identity,and more.

  6. in some ways I do, yet in others I think I never will. & how we see ourselves isn’t how other people see us so…. which version is real?

    1. That is a very interesting question! But others see what we put out there. So that version is real for them while the version of ourselves we know is real for us. Those two might be different, but that’s partly our fault, don’t you think?

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