“That which we are, we are…” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
It can be very difficult and very painful if you don’t like yourself.
Most people do not like themselves at all.
They distrust themselves, and put on masks of pomposities.
They quarrel and boast and pretend and are jealous because they do not like themselves.
But mostly because they Do Not even know themselves to form a true liking, and since we automatically fear and dislike strangers, we fear and dislike our stranger-selves.
Once you like yourself you will be released from the secret prison of self-contempt.
I wish we could all be so.
If we could learn to like ourselves even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
Maybe we would not have to hurt one another just to keep our ego chin’s above water.