There are three levels of self-awareness and the difference between each of these is a matter of how we feel about ourselves.
These levels include: self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-belief.
We all have our own special brand of self-awareness that we strive to attain. We feel good about ourselves, we think we’re special, and we feel good about ourselves and our potential. We use our self-esteem in the company of other self-aware people. This is where self-esteem comes in at its most important, because it’s what lets us know that we’re worthy of having a conversation with someone who doesn’t think exactly like we do.
When we are on a high-self-esteem and we feel good about ourselves and our potential, there is usually a good reason why we feel this way. These are the people who we aspire to be with, the people who we strive to become friends with. We can talk to these people and they can talk to us, and so on and so forth. But there is always a “but” to this conversation.
A common, and a good but, especially when talking to people who don’t speak the same language as you. So if you are talking to a person who has an opinion on the same subject as you, you will have to go back and forth. Most likely, they will start by saying “Well you’re obviously thinking in a similar way” and then, if you don’t want to get into a discussion about their opinion, they will continue to argue against it.
Speaking of opinions, the common opinion is that if you have one, you have another. You are right, and they are wrong, and they both are right. This is the only way you can tell the difference between an opinion and a statement of fact, and that is called a fact. No one can tell you that you are wrong, but you can guess they are wrong because they are the ones that are wrong.
The problem with opinions is that they have to be backed up with facts. When you have a conversation with others, and you have to assume that they are right, you have to have facts. I know I feel that way more than any other person on the planet. So the way to avoid arguments you have with others is to keep your opinions to yourself.