For those of you who don’t know what a self-aware person is, it’s someone who is aware of what they are, but has learned to hide the awareness by changing how they are.
That’s a good definition for what I think we mean by self-aware. I mean you can’t be an amnesiac who knows everything, but can hide that knowledge. So you can be as aware of life’s little details as you like, but you can’t be aware of them all.
There are a number of ways to be aware of what you are, but what we are talking about is being aware of what you are not. In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the main character, Jake, was self-aware. He was aware of his identity as a hero and what it meant to be a hero. He was aware of his humanity, as he was aware of the fact that he couldn’t use his humanity to save people.
Well, that’s not to say that Jake was unaware of his other identities. But when you are not aware of your identity as an Amnesia The Dark Descent fan, you are not aware that you are not a fan of the franchise. You are not aware that you are an Amnesia The Dark Descent fan, so no one can look up to you for guidance.
In the game, Jake’s ability to choose his identity as the hero is not a choice. It is a result of his personality. What you should be aware of is the fact that your identity as the hero is not of your own making, but of yours. This means that if you don’t have a strong idea of who you are, then there are going to be a lot of people who are going to have a hard time seeing you as such.
As for Jakes, the guy who chooses to be the hero is not someone you choose to be. You chose to be the hero, and that is what you are. No one can ever look up to you, because you are not one of their own. Just a little example of how you aren’t aware of your own personality.
That being said, you aren’t really the hero you think you are. You are a hero because you were a hero. You are a hero because of the way you choose to be a hero.
That is why you and I are not friends. We can be friends if we let go of our own personal definitions of who we are, but we can’t be friends because it’s not really who we are. You are an entirely different person because of the things you do. You are the hero we all should have been, but because you are who you are, you are not who you were. You are not that person in your head.
Yes, you are a hero. But the real heroes are the ones who are willing to take the risk, stand up to the bullies, and do what it takes to live their lives in whatever manner seem right to them. The real heroes are the people who fight the hardest for what they believe in, the people who refuse to let the easy way out rule their lives.
I think we could all fit on a cloud if we tried. There is nothing worse than a person who is a hero, but is unwilling to do what it takes to see their ideals fulfilled.