I've always considered myself fairly observant, both of the environment around me and most importantly within myself. In fact, I signed up on GAG to better understand how people work.
However, I soon found that my way of thinking was not common place, that people constantly kept finding themselves in dire romantic situations that, when ultimately traced back, was purely a result of their inability to understand that the problem could have been prevented had they simply stopped and thought for a second. That in the end, much of the problems that we face romantically, spawns from our own choices and inner turmoil.
I'm sure we've all seen it.
Men who only see qualities in a girl they WANT to see, blinded by physical attraction. Girls who ignore clear external warnings regarding "dangerous" men. It's everywhere.
All of these things only cement my belief that if things had worked out differently, if these people had stopped to understand themselves just a little better, their observation and instincts would be a little sharper and they would not be sitting with nearly as many regrets and mistakes.
Am I just different? It sometimes feels like I'm just meant to be some kind of observer, like somehow I'm not normal. Has anyone ever felt this way or understood what I'm talking about?
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I understand what you're saying. Although I believe that emotions can overule our logic so its understandable how one would end up in a bad situation. However...people really do ignore themselves. I think people should spend more time reflecting on themselves & understanding their self better. For example, if you know that when you're angry you become cold & a total jerk, then the next time you get angry you should understand why you're being that way & you should work on not doing that so that you can communicate with the person you're upset with & fix the problem.0