Does this happen to you? Someone says to you "I know you and I know that ..." and they finish the sentence telling you what they know that you enjoy; what they know that you are good at; what they know... And you find yourself thinking "you think that I ..."?
It has happened to me a lot lately. And not once has the person been remotely right about what they 'know' about me. And that has led me to believe that we really don't know people at all; we know a part and we make it into the whole. We are caricatures in each others lives. Perhaps bearing that in mind might be wise?
Perhaps though, it is also true of our self-knowledge. How often do we examine who we really are now versus who we were? How often do we ask ourselves what we enjoy? How often do we examine our beliefs to see if they serve us? How often do we check to see if our goals suit us, or are they merely things we think we should do? Can I really say "I Know Me and I Know That ..." and be right? I know that I am getting closer to that, but I also know that it is a continuous journey.