Sarkar is a book published by the Indian Institute of Management Guwahati (IIMG) in which the author, V. S. Nagarajan, attempts to examine the different types of self-awareness. While there are many theories, they are all fascinating to read. He does a great job of laying out his ideas and making a great case for each of the three types.
The first to be discussed is the “I think” type of self-awareness. Nagarajan explains that this type of awareness is associated with the perception of the self as a whole and is what you think about when you think about yourself. It’s what you think about when you do things or think about things. This type of self-awareness is associated with the “I think” part of a sentence.
sarkar seems to have a different take on this self-awareness. He argues that this type of self-awareness is associated with the I know part of a sentence. His argument is that the I know part of a sentence means that you know the person’s name and where they hang out. This awareness is what you think about when you read or watch a movie. You know what the movie is about, so you think about it.
The problem is that when we think, “I know where that character is from, and I’m going to write a blog post about it,” we often forget this type of knowledge. For instance, we may think, “There’s a character named ‘Matt’ from the movie ‘The Walking Dead’ that my son likes.
This is especially common if we’re reading or watching a movie when we’re with our kids or other family members. Now if we actually have kids or other family members who know that the movie is about something important, maybe they’ll think the movie is about something important, but it’s not, and they may not be aware that they are thinking about what they are.