To achieve self-knowledge, we must look both within and outside ourselves to focus on and understand why we are the way we are. It seems that we must first sort through our many different selves within to determine which our true self is. We need as well to wade through the norms and mores that depict what is expected of us. That said, we are required to evaluate the very nature of our souls, not just our presentations of our selves in public. Our sociological imagination depends on our perception of our realities both within and without.
"Links in the Chain: Untangling Dysfunctional Family Ties,"
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. 2
, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/humanarchitecture/vol2/iss1/13