Though there is an increasing awareness and appreciation for self-love, I think it still holds a taboo tenderness. For whatever reason, loving oneself in any and all aspects is frowned upon because it’s noted as selfish or arrogant.
Honestly, I think it’s those actually selfish and arrogant people who have scathed the definition of self-love, because as evidenced, there’s a thin line between those who love themselves and those who are so in love with themselves, they considered themselves superior.
You gotta hand it to them though. They may have a huge ego, but at least they like themselves…
But we are supposed to love ourselves!!! We’re supposed to love our physical, emotional, and mental beings with such intensity that we can be perfectly content on our own. WITHOUT being conceited.
With that being said, by no means does that imply that I’m against love. Love is a beautiful thing, it makes us human, but how can we love someone else…or expect them to love us, if we can’t do the same thing for ourselves?
Obviously self-love is way easier said than done, but at least understanding the importance of it is a step closer to embracing ourselves, right?