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3 replies, 4 voices Last updated by Aditi Sahu 1 year ago
  • Shreya Shukla
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    Self-love is the love of self and is conceptualised as both basic human necessity and moral flaw, selfishness. Every thought, thing, moral values have two sides. Favourable as well as unfavourable for us. When we talk about self-love some regard it as important while some as being selfish but in reality, both have their different definitions.
    Being selfish is being ungrateful to our society, nature, friends and family. On the other hand, self-love lets us understand what others feel like when we say or behave rudely, it helps in empathizing. If we cannot love and accept ourselves then how we will be able to accept people who are out there. It all starts within. If you know what it feels like to care then only you can pass it on in this world. Everyone is craving for a little love and care but no one gets it because we all are hustling inside and cannot absorb ourselves as we are, unable to love ourselves and we know when we are scarce something we can not share it with others. We have to free ourselves and this is possible only through this positive and pure energy that frees us from everything that makes us remorseful, disappointed.
    Love is life, according to me nothing remains infinite but this beautiful energy stays wherever we share it. So start trusting yourselves, loving yourself because it will make you happier and you’ll be selfless and not selfish. You’ll be seeing a change by being human from human being.

    Samriti Sharma
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    It can be said that Self love today has become a basic necessity as well as a moral flaw. Self love as the name itself suggests is a process of accepting oneself with all the flaws, it is the form of love which we don’t expect from any other person outside but ourselves. To love oneself means to be grateful, comfortable, satisfied with all that they have be it physically or mentally.
    Self love is the key to independence from the toxic, depression and anxious environment that we today are trapped in. To say the least self love is the need of the hour for every women who end up comparing their lives to others, worry too much as to how the world perceives them, prioritise outward appearance, are still holding on to their fears, running low on self confidence and prioritising people.
    It is self love that teaches us to be confident about who we are and being proud of the same. It helps in shaping the overall personality of a person. Self love is all about being selfless and not selfish. Self love helps you to trust yourself and be yourself. Accepting your flaws is self love and self love is the only way for personal growth hence, it can be said here that yes self love indeed is important for us.

    Afshan Iqbal
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    What is self-love? Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.
    Self-love doesn’t mean you think you’re the best and nobody can be better than you. Self-love means you’re the best in your own way. My definition of self-love isn’t supposed to be the same for others. We all have different ways of taking care of our well-being. I always believed that we need to know how to love ourselves in order to love others selflessly. You don’t need to love yourself in a way that makes you selfish. There’s a very thin line between self-love and being selfish. Never believe that being selfish is self-love. Self-love is when a person gives time to himself. When a person listens to his/her body. Self-love means accepting yourself as you are in this very moment for everything that you are. Self-love means learning from your mistakes and growing from your failures. Self-love means what you need rather than focusing on the world to tell your needs. Love yourself with all your flaws and the way you are. Self-love is when you don’t change yourself for people.
    “When I say ‘embrace your weirdness’, it means embracing the things you don’t like about yourself. For a time, to me, that was almost everything. But I’ve learned to embrace all the things I find about myself if they’re good and even if they’re bad. After all, I fall in love with someone because of their flaws. And I’ve learned to love myself because of my flaws, too.”
    — Cara Delevingne to Elle

    Aditi Sahu
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    Self-love is absolute love for oneself, it doesn’t necessarily mean vanity or pride but it means the room to allow yourself to have utmost love and respect for yourself regardless of how you might act sometimes. In today’s world, people are bound to make mistakes and be wrong sometimes, but that doesn’t mean that they should spend their whole time feeling guilty for their actions. Of course, loving oneself for who they are does not in any way mean that we shouldn’t try to better ourselves. We are human beings, we are bound to make mistakes and we are supposed to learn from them, what shouldn’t stop though is our ability to recognise that our day-to-day actions do not fully make us, we are a lot more deep down, we deserve love no matter what. And that is what self-love is.

    Today’s youth, especially teenagers, have grown in a toxic environment which has led them to either hate themselves or despise themselves for they are, but that is not the way to do. Self-love doesn’t mean long bubble baths or spa sessions, it means the confidence in yourself that you are the best version of yourself right now, and you have the ability to do even better; it’s the self-confidence that makes you believe that you can do anything and everything but that you still need breaks sometimes; and it’s completely okay to take a break when you need it. So yes, self-love is very necessary for us.

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