You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha
It is important to love yourself. Many a time, we start to bother about our acceptance in others’ eyes and that’s when we begin to lose our originality. Life is never about pleasing others.
There would be times when people won’t like things about you, but that’s totally fine. You aren’t here to please anyone. Start being the way you are, and you don’t need to bother about others.
Let people form opinions about you. Why would you even care about their opinions about you? All you need to understand is to think about yourself and the rest will automatically fall in their respective places.
Life is all about taking care of yourself, while at the same time, making sure that you are kind and sympathetic towards the people around you. In the same way, you ought to understand that you should never change any trait within you just because you want to change the other people’s perceptions about you. There’s no such point and that’s completely illogical.
However, you should always behave with others in the same way as you want them to behave with you. Be loving and affectionate to others, as much as you would expect the same from them. Do not repeat something with others, which you yourself wouldn’t prefer others to do to you.
It is essential to understand that life is all about showing love to others. In the same way, you must be having an affectionate attitude towards the people around you. Talk to them politely and be gentle. That’s how you represent yourself, isn’t it?
You should be humble not only with your near and dear ones, but that’s the way you should talk to the strangers too! No matter who that person is, you should be the same with anyone and everyone from the entire universe. You know how you would expect others to be loving and affectionate to you, and you should be doing the same with the rest as well.