I am the creator of The Third Level of Self-Awareness. I am a social media expert and I do what I want to do: create fun, engaging content for my audience. I also write for the Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Village Voice. In my past life I was an attorney, but I am now a full-time writer. I have a passion for educating people and empowering them to be the best version of themselves.
Jorge Campos has just released his book What the Hell Just Happened?, which is a memoir of his life as an attorney. When I read his book I was struck by something he said in the book. I was even more struck by the cover. It is a beautiful and haunting photo of a man in his early forties who looks in his early forties, like he’s still in the prime of his life and all his problems have just been dealt with and he’s free.
Jorge Campos is the first person I’ve seen in a long time who has managed to achieve a level of self-awareness that is so far beyond my own.
If you read his book, you will see that he is on Deathloop, and all he is doing is trying to kill the Visionaries at their party. He has a lot of fun with the game and keeps his cool, but it seems like he still doesn’t realize he’s playing a video game. I think that was the moment I realized that I had to get away from the game. I never really thought of myself a gamer.
Campos is a self-aware person. He’s not a “sociopath”, or a sadist, or a psychopath. He’s doing what he does because he has a goal, and a purpose. He’s taking the world as it exists and destroying it. It’s the sort of thing that we have to do to be truly human.
I had a really hard time understanding that. What I can get from the trailer is that Campos is very self-aware. He is aware of what is wrong with the world. He is aware that he has created a video game. I think that makes it a little easier to understand about him. At first I was trying to take that as an excuse. But after reading further into the trailer I think I understand why that is.
The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
I think that one of the biggest reasons for people to use video games is because they can provide a way to escape from the everyday life. The fact is that most of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we dont have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
I think we’re all guilty of “staying on autopilot.” In the same way that it’s important to stop and analyze our habits and routines every time we take a shower, we need to stop and analyze our thoughts and actions every time we interact with a computer or other electronic device.
We all do. Yet we are so convinced that we are on autopilot that we assume that every action we take is a reaction to a previous action. For example, a woman at a car wash is likely to see a car in the wash, decide to get out of the way, and then feel a knee bend when the car goes by. Instead, the woman needs to stop and think about the car, the wash, and how she will react when she gets back in the car.