Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 7’s Topic: Self-esteem.
When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see?
Beyond the physical appearance and all that jazz. I mean … do you like what you see in all of your entirety? As in, I am referring to your whole state as a person in this thing called life. Do you approve of your status? Your sense of stability? Your relationship levels with others … and everything else that you could possibly care about in this world.
Basically, do you like you? If you were to walk up to yourself, staring right into your own eyes with a straight face, would you be able to say, “Yeah, I respect you.”
For me, the easy answer is no. No, I do not like what I see. If I don’t approve of myself, why the heck should others do the same for me? But then again, I am always just a work in progress. It’s annoying.
This is the point where I fight off the urge to punch a hole in the mirror, but broken glass and cleaning up the blood won’t make the personal, self-hating feelings go away. Only motivating myself to invoke positive change each day, no matter how marginal, can possibly accomplish anything worthwhile at this point.