Since the summer is here, I was thinking about the three levels of self-awareness: the introverted self, the social self, and the extraverted self. Of course there are a lot of different ways to approach these three levels of awareness. For me, they are: introverted self, social self, extraverted self. These are all three of me. It is important to remember that you can be introverted, social, extraverted, or completely unaware. This is me.
Now that I had a chance to reflect back on the introvert, social self, and extraverted self, I can say that introverted self is the most difficult. Because you can’t make friends. You simply can’t be friends with a person if you have this attitude. You need to learn how to engage with others. You need to interact. You need to be able to take the opportunity to be social.
Of course introversion is a problem when you are in a group of people. But not so much when you are alone. One of the many reasons that I love being single. However, being alone is a totally different story.
To some extent you can get away with it. You can have a really nice life with someone who you are very compatible with so don’t feel like you have to put up with this introversion. But if you are with people who are very introverted and don’t have any friends, this is the only way to go.
The fact is that being alone will almost always come with some sort of negative impact on your life. If you are in a small group, you will tend to be more introverted and have a higher likelihood of going out to parties and having all sorts of fun. However, if you are in a large group, then your lifestyle will be very dependent on how well you are able to hide your feelings.
This is why I’m in love with the whole “fishing for self” genre of the movie “The Hangover”. The movie is about a group of friends who meet up at a beach, and have a blast, and then have a “fun day” (like at the bar) and then come back to find out that the “fun day” was a sham.
The movie’s description of the group of friends in The Hangover is, of course, exactly what you are doing right now. The group of friends is just hanging out around a beach, fishing. You may be more introverted than usual, but fishing isn’t your thing.
In the new trailer from Arkane, Colt Vahn is fishing, and his group is hanging out in kayaks. This is a great way to describe fishing if you don’t like fishing. Fishing for a living is a solitary thing, and kayaks are great if you want to take your kayak out on a day when you’re just not sure what to do.
A number of the trailers from Arkane include a fishing metaphor, but most of them have a more “normal” explanation. For example, the new Deathloop trailer has a lot of references to the “sea” in the game. This is because Arkane is working with the National Park Service to create a permanent fish stock in the waters of Blackreef. Because the fish are so plentiful, if a few fish die, the remaining fish can be harvested for food.
But it looks like the fish have other plans. In the trailer we see a kayaker that’s caught a fish the size of a house. In the end, the kayaker has to be rescued by the fish, who have to be rescued by another group of kayakers. While the trailer doesn’t completely explain the fish, it does explain the theme of the trailer, so it’s worth a look.