Youth Today Love Themselves. Is that a problem?

Michelle Mattsen April 26, 2018

Love. What’s Wrong with That?

Absolutely nothing! In fact, I think this generation more than any other has finally come to terms with their true self and begun to publicly display their own love of self. That’s not a bad thing but a good thing.

They likely aren’t even aware of it but with every picture they post of themselves on Face Book, Face Time, Snapchat or through a text they are demonstrating how much they like/love themselves. Check it out for yourself. There are far more photos of my daughter on her phone than anyone else. Perhaps it’s because of the technical advances but I also think self perceptions have changed.

For centuries people have denied or played down how much they love themselves. It could have been through society pressures or for religious reasons but the result is the same.  It’s very difficult to find joy and happiness around you when you can’t love what’s inside you first.

In order to become who you are born to be, in order to live your truth you first need to love and respect yourself. Love your perceived flaws as well as your great talents and gifts, it’s a package deal.  With great risk comes great reward. With every gift comes a challenge. Love them all.

Remember with the next click of the shutter the person is saying to themselves, “I like/love what I see, and I love me”.

Of course, there’s a point where the camera changes focus onto other people. At what age that happens depends upon the confidence, security, and maturity of the person. There will be more photos of people they know then of themselves. The person has grown. Eventually most pictures they have will be of other people and other things. They are safe and secure in themselves and now the love is expressed towards others in their lives.

It’s good to learn self-love. Too many people don’t learn that. So, get it out of your system and snap away.

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Michelle Mattsen

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Michelle Mattsen holds a B.S. in International Business and is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Sh . . . read more

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