the Infinite Monkey speaks: make or break
Random brilliance from across the blogosphere…
But even those of us who disdain superficial, misplaced values can’t help sometimes but feel a twinge of comparison over popularity and perfect appearance. Human nature is a fickle, fickle thing – foraging for worth and happiness in ways that can never provide it.
I’ve been thinking lately about what being ok with myself means. I have a very smart friend who says, ‘good self esteem isn’t the opposite of bad self esteem, self acceptance is the opposite of bad self esteem’ or something close to that. I like that definition. Self acceptance means being able to see ourselves realistically and be ok with it. Not just our external selves, but also our internal selves. Because it’s our internal selves that really make or break our lives.