It’s only in recent times that loving self has been asked to be given the highest priority. We are told to love ourselves, to appreciate ourselves, to celebrate ourselves, to not demean ourselves. And I so much love this healthy ideology.
We live in a society that constantly tries to entrap us in its own ways of living; a living, where we, be it a boy or a girl, are supposed to look a particular way, feel a particular way, speak a particular way, walk a particular way, and, perhaps, even breathe a particular way. And, we, pity beings, often, submit to such ways; eventually losing our identity, losing ourselves.
So, what better way to escape this mousetrap than loving ourselves the way we are?
But, excess of love is suffocating too, isn’t it? In case of self-love, more than for oneself, it is to the people around us. Many of us, who love oneself, cross a fine line, and enter into the zone of self-obsession. And tragically, we never even realize it; and keep on mistaking this self-obsession with self-love.
Unknowingly, we get too much engrossed in ourselves, in taking care of ourselves, that in the process, we start dismissing our loved ones. We are so much into ourselves that we stop noticing our special ones’ efforts, if they are making any. This I’m talking about them getting all dressed up for us or something alike.
We, not often though, even start derogating others. Never realizing that, gradually, we too are turning into the same society that we, in the first place, wanted to escape from, that we did not want to be a part of.
Loving self is the very first step to understand love. Loving oneself is one of the healthiest forms of love too. Self-love is what we should promote wherever we go, but what else should be talked about alongside it is, how to not fall for the bait of deceptive self-obsession.
As I said in the picture too- it is a very fine line, which naked eyes are oblivious of, that separates self-love from self-obsession; if not observed carefully, this copious self-love can eventually turn you into an obnoxious self-obsessed being. And, I’m pretty sure, none of us want to be the one.
What do you think? Have you ever encountered any such being or incident where obsession was confused with love? Do share your thoughts and views. I’d love to hear them.
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