Self Awareness

Last Updated on March 18, 2021

 Learn to ask of all actions, “Why are they doing that?” Starting with your own

Marcus Aurelius

Acknowledging ignorance

The biggest tell that someone has low self awareness is when they profess they have high self awareness. (Similar to professing a lack of ego).

I know that I know nothing.


Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

The Scientific Revolution has not been a revolution of knowledge. It has been above all a revolution of ignorance. The great discovery that launched the Scientific Revolution was the discovery that humans do not know the answers to their most important questions.


We are all biased

We are all biased. It’s a bit odd that we can’t collectively admit it. We all pattern match and stereotype, and our perception is not reality.

It also follows that organizations are biased. An organization that professes to be a true meritocracy is a red flag.