Be Yourself: Love Yourself

Be Yourself: Love Yourself

Be Yourself: Love yourself

In a world full of many unrealistic standards, it is difficult for one to keep up. Many people are filled with self-doubt which makes them constantly wonder if they are good enough. The reason is that society has made seem that way. For instance, beauty is defined by being facially pretty, having a pointed nose, full lips, big butts, perky boobs, an hourglass figure… you know it all, the list goes on and on.

The same goes for guys too only apart from the physical standards, there’s so much pressure on them to “make it.” If you’re not wealthy, then you’re nothing. This is exactly where the problem lies.

These unrealistic standards have made people forget who they truly are and try to be someone else. They are constantly comparing themselves with others and in the process, they erase their uniqueness and start living a lie.

Everyone is unique in their own way hence there is a need for them to shine in their own way. For instance, there’s a difference between a dog and a cat— a clear difference. Both have characteristics that make them unique but imagine if the standard of beauty or self-worth relied on their ability to roar. How ridiculous is that? Isn’t that what we are doing?

Someone just graduates and needs a job but is being told they need a minimum of two years of work experience. Let’s talk about being “successful” at a certain age or having to go extreme to be fashionable…the list is endless.

These days it’s almost a taboo for a lady to age. It’s like the older she gets, the more pressure there is for her to look younger. Whose idea was this? Aging is supposed to be a beautiful process, not a curse.

We have all these to worry about and then we wonder why the suicide rates are high? There’s so much pressure and it is depressing. Everyone should be comfortable in their skins and be confident about who they are. We are all unique beings and that’s exactly what makes variety— that’s what makes life exciting.

Stop comparing yourself to others. The only person you should compare yourself to is you. Be a better person than you were yesterday. You have your own shine and you’ll shine at your own pace. Don’t let society clog your head with nonsense. Own your uniqueness! Be yourself; love yourself because it is only when you learn to be yourself that you can truly love yourself. Oh, one more thing: always remember that you’re enough. Have an awesome Monday!

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Viano Dee

Viano Dee is a non niche blogger, poet, songwriter and a hardcore romantic who believes that life is something that we all should be positive about. She writes about life generally with the hope that positive change will occur even if it's just in one person. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Karletta Marie
1 year ago

Thank you for sharing this message. “people forget who they truly are and try to be someone else” … when we are born, we aren’t born as a blank slate – we are born as our naked, beautiful unique selves. Like you say society puts so much upon us; we are weighed down with the “clothes” and “masks” others would have us put on. Messages like your’s remind us that being who we are, our original, unique genius selves is the best we can be (regardless of what other people think).

Windy
1 year ago

I love this! People need to be comfortable with themselves and learn to love who they are. So many people are walking around being impostors.

Maria
1 year ago

This is a good message that should be pass on. Being yourself, loving yourself and accepting yourself makes your life more easier. Less insecurities, less competition and most importantly, you can live the way you it to be.

Yomi Spontaneous
1 year ago

I have been here. It got worse when I no longer knew who I was, so I couldn’t compare me to me. It’s not easy not being able to see yourself, love you for who you are not what you are or what someone else wants you to be.

Shar
1 year ago

Your post is full of truth & practical points. When I decided that I have to live my own life purpose, that was a key moment. Blogging is one example of how I live my life the way I mean to..

Yomi Spontaneous
1 year ago

My mother always said beauty was in the eye of the beholder, in today’s society the beholders are the ones with the messed up morals, they can not see true inner beauty. They only see the false exterior faux beauty, the facade we show the world to protect our true selves.

Kristine Nicole Alessandra
1 year ago

This was a good read today. I am guilty of always comparing myself to others. Sometimes I just turn off my social media accounts because I hate seeing photos of my former high school friends looking so glamorous while I sit here, looking like an over-baked potato! I really have to work on eliminating that negative thing from my system. It is not helping me at all.

Komal Patel
1 year ago

Comparing yourself to others is such a detriment and it’s also something that is unavoidable and we have to learn to talk about the things only we can control.

Lori Bosworth
1 year ago

It’s so important not to judge yourself based on media depictions of “ideal” people. Believe it or not, some people don’t like big butts or hourglass figures!

Luci Westphal
1 year ago

Good for you to encourage yourself and others to stop comparing themselves negatively to other people. It makes me think of a slogan I like to remind myself of: Don’t compare your beginnings to someone else’s middle.

Cherrie Bautista
1 year ago

I totally agree. It all begins with loving and taking care of yourself. Only when you have enough love within you, are you able to reflect that back to the people around you.

mm
1 year ago

This is a great message of positivity and I love it. As you stated, sucide rates are extremely high (one is too many) and we need to help people love themselves and feel loved.

Pooja malkani
1 year ago

I should say what a timely post for me!! I had a bad episode with one of my friends and turns out that despite all the differences I am able to connect with her well only because she accepts me the way I am.

Melanie
1 year ago

I love this post!! Such a strong and positive message. Really good timing too xx

Melanie
Reply to  Melanie
1 year ago

I think the key is not to judge and don’t compare xx

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