For the thoughts that must come out no matter how silly
Anonymous asked: it seems that the only way to not be known as 'arrogant' on tumblr is to post about how much you hate yourself. all you have to do is reblog self-deprecating posts 5 times a day and post pictures of yourself with the description 'i'm so ugly :(' and there you have it: the easy steps of becoming an excelent human being
It actually really worries me, you see.
There are so many girls and boys on this website who genuinely believe that they are ugly or not worthy. I worry so much because I can totally relate because I was thinking the same when I was younger. I actually had a lot of problems, with others and especially myself and I remember that it really wasn’t a good feeling.
Now, I think it is so important to accept yourself and be confident with what you’ve got because it’s actually the first step to become really happy. I know this sounds super cheesy and stuff but I am so much happier since I learned to a) see my flaws b) not to hate my flaws c) focus on those things that make me feel good. And there is always something that is good about you! I once read a poem by Shane Koyczan who said:
and if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself
get a better mirror
look a little closer
stare a little longer
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit
you built a cast around your broken heart
and signed it yourself
you signed it
“they were wrong”
And this is absoultely true. I needed more than 17 years to slowly learn to like myself. I went through shit and yes sometimes I still have shit days. But I don’t have them because I doubt myself and that is very important.
Sorry, this wasn’t supposed to be this long.