A few years back, I was working at a local pizza place in the middle of a busy day and was watching the cash register. It was at 1:00AM, the last customer for the day, so I couldn’t take the cash. I walked up to the counter and asked the girl behind the cash register if I could get a tip. She said no way, that I shouldn’t ask.
I can’t even begin to explain how much I hated that girl. It was as though her every thought and decision was filtered through me so I felt like I was no longer in control. I didn’t realize that the problem for me was a lack of self awareness or that I needed self-awareness. The problem was that I was on autopilot.
The key to self awareness is not to be in autopilot. A lot of times when we feel like we’re no longer in control, that just means we have a lot of unprocessed information. This can happen when we’re so consumed with our own thoughts and feelings that we forget how the world works around us.
It’s not that we don’t know how the world works, we just don’t feel like we have any say in it. It’s more that we don’t feel in control. When a person is in autopilot, they feel like they are completely and totally in charge of their life, but then they just don’t know how to do anything about it.
For myself, I feel a lot like a teenager. I don’t know how to fix it. Like I said, I dont know how to stop autopilot, and I don’t know how to even start.
I think this is a very common psychological pattern. Autopilot is like a child. We are so used to it. I think we all feel this way. I think this is part of the reason we think of ourselves as “autopilot” types. We forget that we are actually people with feelings and needs and interests, and that the world works in a way that we don’t understand.
The solution is to break through the autopilot phase and think of ourselves as people who understand things. You are not the one who has to remember things in the morning. You are not the one who has to wake up every morning and do a day’s worth of laundry, and have to think about all the things that did not and could not happen last night.
So how do we do this? We try to look at ourselves as the opposite of this. We realize we are not the ones who has to remember things. We do not have the same interests and passions as everyone else. So how can we act as the people we are, which is something autopilot types often tend to forget about? We try to think of ourselves as people who understand things and love and care about and can share in the things we love.
We can’t help who we become. We are made of DNA. We may not be born with the same DNA that everyone else has, but we have genes that give us abilities that can help us overcome our limitations and make us better people. We may not have the same DNA as everyone else, but we act the way we think and act the way God made us. That is all we can do.
Everyone knows that to be a good person is to not only be nice, but to do the right thing and be able to overcome your insecurities and your weaknesses. Tech is very much an insecurities and insecurities are not the same as the strength of a person, so we see it as a strength. We love our technology and we want it to be our friend and not our enemy. We want the best for it, and we want to make it better.