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mveBillWoodruff29-Jul-19 3:06 
Partly in response to a recent post by Walt Fair.

I ask myself if my inability to know if I am functioning at a high level is a result of plain-old-ignorance, or:
a senility
b dementia
c false modesty
d true modesty
e fear of being revealed as incompetent
f lack of awareness
g repressed memories of trauma when my self-confidence was revealed as 
    1 unwarranted
    2 vanity
    3 a defense mechanism used to mask insecurity
h a general aversion to "pride" resulting from somewhat Calvinist upbringing
i awareness of too many possible factors to meaningfully figure out which factors are operational
Right now, I'd say "i" WTF | :WTF:

However, this self-evaluation could be explained as a form of denial: to say there is a simple reason is, a fortiori, to suggest an intolerable reality where I am not as sophisticated as I am ? Ergo, as Walt Whitman said:

"Do I contradict myself ?
I am large,
I contain multitudes."

I must disagree with Kierkegaard's statement: "The most common form of despair is not being who you are." I think despair is experiencing yourself as who you have manipulated other people to think you are.

A thorny problem of recursive self-consciousness here: to what degree would high level functioning involve awareness of the fact of high level functioning ? If you are seriously interested, I refer you to the work of Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on "peak experience," and "flow" [^]
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot

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