Do you Feel You Know Yourself?

United States
November 3, 2008 9:26pm CST
I wonder how many people feel they know themselves. It seems consumerism often derails people into thinking they know themselves based on what they buy. I was caught up in that when I was young. As I've become more spiritual I find that knowing and being myself is the only important thing. It's not as easy as it seems, either. I'm always losing my head in some worry or thought that seems bigger than it is. And of course, there is a lot that tries to monopolize my attention in this modern society. Do others feel they are getting to know who they are, and are able to express it?
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
10 Feb 09
My friends often say that I am a very complex person and that it is hard to get to know me, because I am have so many different sides. I guess that is true. In some ways I know myself pretty well, I know my feelings and my reactions. I know what kinds of situations that trigger my anxiety or depression. I know what I like and what I dislike, but there are many parts of myself that I don't know that well, and sometimes I can't find the reasons for my thoughts or my behaviour. Writing is often a help for me when I want to get to know myself better, and I often discover things about myself while I am writing about my thoughts and feelings.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
4 Nov 08
I don't think I know myself that well, but somehow I know that no one knows me better than myself. I believe it happens to every people, and that is why people needs to contemplate themselves as much as possible, especially because people changes everyday and they need to know themselves to be able to change themselves into a better someone.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
i don't think i know myself that much.i think other people know more better about myself than me.seeing myself is like seeing the tip of the iceberg without seeing the entire humongous ice deep down the waters.i guess that's why there's constant searching for oneself.but i'm kinda happy the way i am.and i'm in no rush to know myself better.