How to do self assessment?In the process of acquiring knowledge, some people become too much confident after acquiring a little of that and start thinking that they know so much. This is a big misunderstanding and creates confusions and results in wrong self assessment. As the scholars have well said that knowledge is like an ocean and we can take may be a few drops from it, so, what is the way to assess our knowledge level?
First thing which I understand in this context is that due to our upbringing and the environment and culture in which we have grown up we get certain things embedded in us and cannot ignore them however illogical or irrational they might be. Of course a greater part of that might be full of sense and wisdom also. This is in fact known as cultural heritage that we have involuntarily acquired. Apart from that we learn many things in schools and colleges and then experience them in our lives. So, one way to compare is to compare it with the peer group and that would give a fairly good idea of where we stand. But then if the whole peer group might be standing at the mediocre level then one would feel happy even being a mediocre. So, many experts suggest that for self assessment we must look to people having better performance and efficiencies that we have got so that a motivational element is available there for us to work hard to climb the ladder further. What is the view of members on this?