My friend Jo-Achyuta Ndolo is the creator and lead singer of the Nigerian pop-group, JAM. She is also a poet and an activist for women and minorities. She recently shared on my blog a poem that I found about how she thinks about self-awareness, its benefits and drawbacks.
I have written about her several times, and the gist of it is that the first time I ever heard this poem was in 2009 when I interviewed her for this post.
As a poet and an activist, Jo-Achyuta is not some kooky weirdo. She is full of life and is doing great things. But I would really like to hear more about her self-awareness and how she thinks about it.
I think of myself as a very optimistic person, and I really like to think I have a great sense of humor. But I also think that self-awareness is a hard thing to teach. I think it’s something we all have to work on. If we are aware of the little things, we can get to where we don’t need to worry so much about the big things. We can figure out the little things more easily.
jo is not the first person I have said this to, and she’s not the only one. In fact, I did it to me a lot. I think its a very important thing to know about ourselves. And I think that if we knew more about it, we would have a greater impact on how we see the world.
I do think that learning to appreciate our own individuality and in particular our individuality as a person is important. It makes it easier to relate to people and to our environment in a positive way.
Jo is an artist that seems to have inherited a lot from her father, Steve a.k.a. the man behind Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs famously said, “There is no such thing as a stupid question. There is a stupid answer.” So if you’re looking at life, and you don’t know what to do, you can ask a stupid question.
If you ask a stupid question, you can expect a stupid answer. In Jo’s case, it’s about being self-aware and self-aware of her own self-awareness, which helps her in her decision to be self-aware of herself. So being self-aware of what you do and how you do it means that you’re able to do it better and better until it becomes second nature.
It’s about being aware about things, but not knowing what they are. If you dont know anything about the world, you won’t know what is going on in your mind. It’s also a question of who you are and what you do, so you need to know who you are.
A good way to be self-aware is to be aware of your own thoughts and feelings and to recognize when it matters to you. Having a clear understanding of what is right and wrong for you in life is another way to be self-aware. Being self-aware of who you are and what you do is the beginning of self-awareness.