More Blind Spots
I often wonder how well we know ourselves. Perhaps the best image is what we do
when we are trying on clothes in a dressing room. In order to see how the garment
fits, we have to stand in front of a three-way mirror. In the process, we keep moving
so that we can see the full image. With patience and work, we can get a clearer
This process is analogous to the way that we get to know ourselves. We think of
ourselves in one way. Often, this view is tested when we interact with others. Sarah’s
own story comes to mind to illustrate an enhanced way of learning about myself.
Raised as almost an only child, there was very little sharing that I had to do.
I had my own room and my own bathroom. For some reason, I grew up with the feeling
that I was a selfless person.