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"I have too much self-awareness."
The Default Mode Network is the part of our brain that gives us the capacity for self-awareness. The biggest difference between most animals and humans is the presence of the Default Mode Network. It gives humans the capacity for self-reflection.
If a deer looks around in two out of ten places, and it doesn't find food, it does not start to feel like a failure because it could not find food. However, if a person asks out ten people and they get rejected, the person starts to feel like a failure. This is an amazing capability, because our mind can do meta-level thinking about ourselves.
However, evolutionarily speaking, the Default Mode Network also comes with the possibility of depression. People who are depressed have an overly active Default Mode Network. If we undergo continuous failure and rejection, the Default Mode Network activates and starts to draw conclusions about the cause of our failure. It is a problem-solving mechanism. As a result, we start to see ourselves as ugly, unwanted, and unlovable.
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