This week’s focus point: I read all the requests for “likes” on Facebook, and even recommendations for how to solicit more of them. They may be harmless enough, but I wonder if they’re replacing the fact that many people don’t like themselves? It’s quite healthy to like yourself, it’s not narcissism or arrogance. It’s simply the acknowledgment that you’re trying to be a good person, even if often imperfect. Yet we’re constantly told we’re damaged in some way, we carry around ancient baggage, we listen to irrelevant (and often malicious) feedback in the guise of “help.” Most anger is self-anger, that’s directed outward to try to protect the individual. It just may be that the craving to be “liked” in such a public setting is similar, an overcompensation for not sufficiently liking oneself. I just know the day is a lot easier when you can get out of bed without worrying about either whether you’re okay, or whether others will think you’re okay. Simply be comfortable with yourself and move on.
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