Why is hyper-consciousness not good?Awareness about a thing is good because it allows people to know about other persons or anything. It helps to think about anyone and make better decisions about a person. But when it comes to consciousness, it becomes more crucial because when anyone is more conscious about a person, he/she try to micro-analyze, think about him/her and their actions at the micro-level. If there are several benefits of being conscious, then several hindrances are also there. People who are conscious of everything are aware of their feelings and beliefs. So they try to follow their feeling and beliefs strictly and stuck to their personal values. When they focus on the positive part of a thing, at the same time, they also focus on the negative side of it. Hence, several unpleasant thoughts and feelings come into their mind. These negativities may lead to increased stress and anxiety. These people also think acutely about others that "how will other people think about him/her"? These kinds of thoughts make life difficult. Due to hyper consciousness, people may lose their confidence. They may feel that they are depressed and ill. A famous quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is "I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness - a real thorough-going illness."
However, being conscious is not very unusual. We all become conscious at some point in life. And, it is quite obvious to be worried about some important issues and such situations are quite handleable. But the people who are too conscious may develop uncomfortable feelings and anxiety. It is better to possess only the required amount of consciousness and try to develop healthy consciousness. So that life will become easy and full of happiness.
My entry for Topic based TOW contest for Sept '21- topic-'Consciousness'.