Without a decent amount of self-love, the love of another person will always prove sickening and misguided. We should learn how to love ourselves a little before we can let others love us as well.
One of the oddest things we need in order to love is a vital ingredient known as self-love.
“One of the great and slightly strange dangers of falling in love with someone is how we may respond the day they start to love us back.
Some of the reasons we fall in love with people are because we long to escape from ourselves into the embrace of a person who appears as beautiful perfect and accomplished as we feel ourselves to be flawed, dumb and mediocre. But what if such a being were one day turn around and love us back? Nothing could discredit them faster. How could they be as divine as we had hoped when they have the bad taste to approve of someone like us? …”
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