How many relationships do we have in a lifetime? One hundred? Two hundred?
There really is no number you can put on it. Everyone has a different amount, but no matter what, there is only one relationship that you hold with you from the day you’re born to the day you die. And that relationship is the one that you have with yourself.
The vast majority of people in this world have low self esteem and even lower confidence, destroying the way they allow themselves to be treated by everyone, especially those they love. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t be that way.
Social media and society try to convince us that there is one perfect image, one perfect way to live our life, and it’s for everyone. They try to sell this image for profit, a profit so large we could barely even try to conceptualize it. Every month, heck, every day, these companies come up with new beauty standards that are ridiculous, and yet, we buy into them, because we feel the need to fit in and belong, even if we suffer afterwards.
Yet we must love ourselves. We must learn to appreciate who we are and know that we are here for a reason, and that reason is not to hate ourselves. Knowing what we have inside is lovely and wonderful and beautiful should never be forgotten, and we must also remember that our exterior is just as beautiful. We mustn’t allow standards that a society has set for us define us, because we are so much more than that.
You are made of stardust and have the ocean running through your veins- flowers weave themselves in your thoughts and your mind is a dusty book just waiting to be cherished. You have the world inside of yourself, and it’s just waiting to burst forth. You must allow yourself to open up and unravel, to find out what you are hiding inside, because the world would never be the same if you did not exist.