I don’t watch a ton of YouTube videos. Most of them I don’t even remember even existed. But even though I don’t watch that many videos, I do notice a lot of them are well-made and well-made content. I always feel like I’m missing something when I don’t watch more videos. I’ve even started to check out videos on my phone and laptop while I’m out and about.
But when you are missing something, you have to figure out what it is and make it your own. The thing is, I think it is a really easy thing to miss if you are not aware of it. That is why I think YouTube videos are the perfect example of what I call self-awareness. When you watch a video on YouTube, you are not just seeing something that you have seen before. You are also seeing your own thoughts and actions.
YouTube is a great example of someone who has self-awareness. The video has been viewed nearly 2 million times. That is more than the likes of “The Ten Commandments” (a famous Bible story) and “The Secret” (the top 2,000+ hottest songs on the charts at the time). It is also the most-viewed video on the YouTube channel I’ve been following for a while. And you can see when someone watches it. They are watching themselves.
The most-viewed video on YouTube. I’m not getting any of that. It’s been viewed over 3 million times. But the fact that it has been viewed over 3 million times seems to have something to do with the fact that you can see it all over the place.
This is sort of what I mean by “the video” being on the internet. A video is a sequence of images that are compressed and encoded into a format that makes them appear on a video player, like a YouTube video. When people watch a video they are watching themselves. Watching themselves is seeing themselves with all the time and attention they put into watching themselves.
The reason I say watching yourself is seeing yourself with all the time and attention you put into watching yourself is that it seems that video is a lot like reading a book, except that you can’t just sit back and read a book because it is way too wordy and you can’t just sit back and read a video because it is way too short.
YouTube is so popular for sharing videos that it’s become a perfect platform for people to share themselves. So people who are just watching themselves can watch the videos in their own time. As long as you don’t make it too short, you can watch yourself without feeling like you’re watching yourself. All it takes is an afternoon to go through the first of many videos that are shared on YouTube for people to feel like they’re watching themselves on YouTube.
A good way to test the theory of self-awareness is to watch a video with a lot of “noise” mixed in. In that moment, it becomes clear that you’re watching yourself. What you are feeling and how you are feeling when you watch yourself can tell you a lot. You can feel your own anxiety, your own fear for what might happen next if you don’t succeed, you can feel the sense of accomplishment you have when you make it through each video.
This article got me thinking about this video. I have no idea how true this is, but I thought it was great to see how easily we can all become aware and self-aware.
We all can become aware and self-aware. We can even become aware of what we are feeling, what we are thinking, what we are doing, and what we are saying. The problem is that this awareness often feels like a huge burden because it makes us feel like we are taking ourselves too seriously. The truth is, we are already taking ourselves seriously, so we don’t need to become aware of how much we actually take ourselves too seriously.