Okay, brace yourself, here comes a bit of a revelation:
I love ABBA.
And the above title got me singing ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. This song is about relationships – more on that later – but it also makes me wonder… how much do we really know ourselves?
Do we spend so much time musing about other people’s lives and activities that we lose sight of who we really are, and about relating to others, that we end up feeling more fragmented because we just do not meet other people’s ‘ideal’ standards?
I think sometimes we can spend far too much time watching what other people are up to, especially online, and then in a subconscious way we start comparing ourselves with them. A subtle depression and inadequacy can take seed within us if we decide that we don’t measure up to what that person is doing or what this person is saying or achieving. In the meantime, if we do not use that information to improve our own lives, our time is just ticking away and all we have ever done is stare at a screen to keep up with someone else.Continue reading “Knowing Me…Watching You?…A-ha”