But in order to be self-aware, first one needs a self to be aware of. And that takes a while. Often an entire lifetime.~ Hugh MacLeod from, https://www.gapingvoid.com/blog/2017/12/05/check-yourself-before-you-wreck-yourself/
I see what you did there, Hugh. But aside from the clever word play, there’s an obvious level to “having a self.” Everyone certainly has a self, so this just seems banal.
But I see this as a reminder that self-awareness of a static self is not good enough. I need to be aware of my self, and constantly working to improve my self.
How do I do that?
Chop wood; carry water. Write. Read. Seek out challenges great and small.