Book: The Introduction of Self (Somewhere In Between) by Joe Charogoffcategories: Book, Self Help, Humanity, Mentality, Perspective, Consciousness, Self Awareness, Mental Function, Social Existence, Inner Being, Life Hack, How To Change, Self Improvement
Joe Charogoffabout this book: I wrote this book after connecting to my humanity and individuality on a real and unescapable level. We as human beings easily focus on only what feels good to see. What this also means is that we miss out on seeing and doing a whole lot. There is nothing more challenging mentally than to see this flaw in 'your self' and find the will to overcome it. There is also nothing more important, and no other way to progress.
For me, this happened for the first time when I was 31 years old. I had considered humanity and why we do what we do for some time. I was a loner in high school. I had extreme anxiety about the environment I was in. I was very fearful of being hurt by others and assumed that they made negative assumptions about me. So during this time, I observed the way we segregate ourselves as people (students), and questioned why it's so easy for us to latch on to one thing yet completely avoid another. I found the answer way back then- comfort- I realized that we only do what 'seems' comfortable and we avoid often even perceiving that which doesn't. 'Simple right?'
Well, I knew this about our humanity for 14 years or so before any of that knowledge mattered. It was not until I left my ex-wife that I finally saw 'my humanity', 'my flaws', 'my capabilities', and my lifetime of mistakes, that this information sunk in. It hurt, and felt amazing, in ways I cannot describe to finally connect to my existence. Since that time, I have fought and changed things about my self, which I previously wouldn't have even seen as a problem. 'Like I said, we very easily only see what feels comforting.' It is a bumpy road to try and improve your self- whether you're reserved, enabling, vain, conceited, greedy, violent, angry, hateful, prideful, jealous, rude, or anything else- it takes dealing with a fear you've avoided all the times before.
This book is about seeing that you're there, in order connect to that reality, instead of focusing on the outside. It doesn't have a coat of sugar. It probably won't be fun to read. But it is about how we function, why it hurts us. It is about what we need to see and act upon in order to ever change; it is about our selves.
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