Updated: Nov 10, 2021
To love myself is to be honest about understanding myself.
Loving myself means...
Loving myself means being honest with myself.
Know what you like and dislike, and accept those as your values.
These might not be materialistic things. What could they be? Maybe...
I know that I don't like to explain myself to others. I love myself therefore I understand myself and respect myself. So I choose not to force myself into doing otherwise.
我知道自己愛分享，而我理解到自己，所以我選擇一種自己最舒適的表達方式及在最令自己安心的地方分享 —— 畫畫並分享在自己的平台上。
I know that I love to share, so I have chosen the most comfortable way and place to express myself - my drawings that I share on my own platform.
Not loving myself is...
Discrediting myself, and thinking “I’m not worth it.”
I think a lot of people have had this paradoxical experience where they have the desire to chase after something but simultaneously think they don’t deserve it.
This contradiction may be a result of your surrounding environment, or it may come from traditional ideas passed down from generation to generation, where it makes us think “I want that but I’m not worthy of it.”
The lifestyle of loving myself...
Is understanding my likes and dislikes. Understanding what makes me happy, and what state-of-mind I can achieve.
Ask yourself if your desires make you happy?
Or does happiness come from within?
If it’s your desires... Accept yourself for having these desires.
Then actively seek to do more of the things that bring happiness from within.
People change as they grow. Discover what it is that brings you that happiness from within right now and go do it!
You can always choose!
Editor’s Choice “The journey of LIN”
Mani | Hong Kong
Mom & Illustrator @TMY
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助理編輯 Assistant Editor: Tina Lee
英文翻譯 English Translation: Cliff Wu
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