The first step to self knowledge is rejection of the familiar

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The first step to self-knowledge is rejection of the familiar.

Our mind is an ocean of knowledge. While it is true that, sometimes we need to forgo wildly cherished familiar beliefs, so as to garner knowledge, I mostly disagree with the fact that rejection of the familiar is the always the first step to self knowledge. I hold this opinion for two reasons which I will explore in the essay.

To begin with, many a times, it is the old familiar knowledge that paves our way to further knowledge. In such cases rejecting the familiar knowledge would be nothing but a huge blunder. Rather it is imperative, to make the old information that we possess, a foundation, for futher self knowledge and development. For instance, if a person with depression, keeps trying to reject his feelings of being forlorn, then he might never overcome his symptoms. Rather, if he accepts the fact that he is suffering from a depressive disorder and tries to seek appropriate treatment in the form of medications and therapy, then he might recover and go back to normalcy much sooner. Thus self knowledge requires acknowledement of already known concepts and feelings and trying to work towards developing them.

Secondly, when we try and reject the familiar, we tend to develop a negative opinion about it. This can make us stay away from from anything pertaining to that area. Overtime, it maybe possible that the initial known information was indeed true. However, due to the fact that we have a sub-consciously developed a negative attitude towards it, we may forever be reluctant to accept it. For example, a student who is weak at English, may try to convince himself that he is not. However, inspite of trying hard to ace it, he may not be able to. In such cases tolerating the fail

However, it is true that sometimes in life letting go of the what we think and feel is imperative. This can make our minds clear and guide us towards a new beginning. For example, the veteran actress of India nationality who was brought up in the USA was bullied by her classmates which had severe effects on her self esteem. Therefore, she returned to India and tried to leave behind her childhood trauma. Only when she did that, did she develop and self confidence and became the enthusiastic, bold and outspoken woman, that she is today.

Therefore in my opinion, except in a few exceptional cases, rejection of what is familiar to us is not the step to self knowledge. This is because the familiar can help form foundation of our self-knowledge and also we will not form a negative opinion about it.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, thus, while, as to, for example, for instance, in my opinion, it is true, to begin with

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.5258426966 108% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.4196629213 97% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 14.8657303371 101% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 62.0 33.0505617978 188% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 53.0 58.6224719101 90% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2085.0 2235.4752809 93% => OK
No of words: 439.0 442.535393258 99% => OK
Chars per words: 4.74943052392 5.05705443957 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.57737117129 4.55969084622 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.74830077587 2.79657885939 98% => OK
Unique words: 228.0 215.323595506 106% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.519362186788 0.4932671777 105% => OK
syllable_count: 651.6 704.065955056 93% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 14.0 6.24550561798 224% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 45.9191933079 60.3974514979 76% => OK
Chars per sentence: 94.7727272727 118.986275619 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.9545454545 23.4991977007 85% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.36363636364 5.21951772744 141% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 9.0 7.80617977528 115% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 10.2758426966 39% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 5.13820224719 214% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.83258426966 145% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.283285696559 0.243740707755 116% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0750071895314 0.0831039109588 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0982929995255 0.0758088955206 130% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.171687827335 0.150359130593 114% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.110053734799 0.0667264976115 165% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.9 14.1392134831 77% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 48.8420337079 124% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 12.1743820225 78% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.27 12.1639044944 84% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.1 8.38706741573 97% => OK
difficult_words: 98.0 100.480337079 98% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 11.8971910112 67% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.7820224719 85% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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