Everyone says we’re supposed to love ourselves. The problem with that, for me, is twofold:
1. I’m not the kind of person I would love. If I met someone else exactly like me, I don’t think I would love them.
2. Since I don’t hold myself in very high regard, I don’t hold my opinion in very high regard. If someone like me loved me, I wouldn’t care as much as if someone who I found admirable were to love me.
So the opinion isn’t true, and even if it was, I wouldn’t care.
My solution? I intend to become a person I would admire. I will work hard, set and achieve goals, change habits, and generally improve myself. I will become a person I would admire, then not only will I love the person I have become, I will be admirable enough in my own eyes to care that I love myself.
Yes, it’s roundabout, circular, and a little bit asenine, but it also makes an odd sort of sense. And being an odd sort of girl, that works for me.by