Hey, thanks! I have thoughts about your thoughts:

  1. Yes, you’re correct. Rather than defining self-love, people have been listing forms of expressing it.
  2. Maybe not everyone loves themselves, but I think the degree to which we think people don’t is way, way overestimated.
  3. I think you can have self-loathing AND self-love. The opposite of love is not hate. It’s indifference.
  4. Not including self-worth in the list of self- words was an oversight and unintentional. I got that one a lot. It’s implied with the dictionary definition. “high regard for well-being and happiness.” That appraisal is self-worth. Great points were made in this section, too.
  5. Re: everything after “Finally.” Yup. =)

Written by

Essayist and storyteller on life, liberty and the battle for happiness. Several million served. Words at Human Parts, Forge and PS I Love You. IG: heygorman

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store