Finding Yourself - July 10th, 2011, 11:01 pm
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[Posted by E&C on July 11th, 2011, 6:29 am]

Today's guest artist is Julien Rivard. To see more of his work, check out his deviantArt page. And if you speak French, you may enjoy his blog.

I don't want to go off on too much of a rant here, but I'm really tired of people who feel the need to "find" themselves. And I'm sick as shit of people saying things like, "You can't love someone else until you love yourself." But isn't loving somebody about putting their needs before your own, so what does loving yourself even mean? And why do you have to do it first?

It's like some dodgy salesman got his hands on an abundance of mirrors and he sold them on the cheap to everyone in our culture. Now we spend all our time studying ourselves and ignoring this massive playground called "the world."

As David Brooks wrote, It's Not About You.

C


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Find Yourself [Posted by Terri (Guest) on July 17th, 2012, 7:30 am]

People (more often, women) have self esteem issues (those can, of course, happen to both genders). The danger being not loving yourself (finding yourself worthy, treating yourself with respect and dignity, supporting yourself and having confidence) is that you get with someone who doesn't have these qualities either (doesn't find you worthy, doesn't treat you with respect and dignity, etc.). It's not about treating yourself better than you would treat everybody else.


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