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When I Don’t Love Myself…

7 comments | February 23rd, 2012

(submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

This 1 of you calls bullshit on one of the maxims of our time.  Here's her story and opinion:

People often say that no one can love you if you don't love yourself or that if you don't love yourself you can't love anyone else. No offense to anyone, but I think that's bullshit. It's our job to fill in the gaps for each other. On days when I don't love myself I need extra love from my family and friends. On days when I don't love myself I still want to give love to those who need it. If we all love each other, as hippie dippy as it may sound, there will be enough love to go around. {end story}

What do you think?  We think she's right.
 

7 comments

  • Moira

    Posted on February 23, 2012

    I love this.

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  • Wendy K.

    Posted on February 23, 2012

    Give love.
    Get love.
    Be love.
    Be loved.

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  • IMO

    Posted on February 23, 2012

    Everything you say is true. So too is the simple idea that loving yourself is so integral to being capable of giving and receiving love. Please don’t let being right allow you to lose sight of the need to be loving to yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on February 23, 2012

    I come from a house where love is not shown very often. Lots of criticism, yelling, not a whole lot of touchy-feely stuff. So that is why I will never forget my 1st grade teacher. She was the mushy-gushy queen, and she clearly loved her students. I will never forget her. She made a huge difference to me. Thanks, Ms. P.!!!!

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    • OOC

      Posted on February 23, 2012

      It can be so hard to learn to show love (whether to yourself or anyone else) when we don’t see it much at home – everything and everyone needs a foundation.

      Yea, for Ms. P. So glad you had her in your life, and hoping you’ve found many more since. XO, OOC

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