Watch the video above– it’s directed at you. It ends up being quite profound.
Hey, you’re worth something. You are.
We adults are pretty good at pretending. We pretend that nothing’s wrong. We pretend that we really don’t care what other people think. The thing is, sometimes we will do almost anything to have someone tell us that we have worth.
Guess what? You don’t have to have your worth determined be what he thinks. You already know this, but there’s a difference between knowing something and being able to act on it.
You probably know that you don’t need their acceptance.
But you need their acceptance.
You probably know that it really doesn’t matter what you look like.
But it does matter, doesn’t it?
There are one hundred different ways that you can change yourself to fit in better, but a lot of those changes would be lies: I’m not saying that you shouldn’t improve yourself, but you know the difference between thoughtful improvement and obsessive change in an attempt to be “liked”.
You know the difference.
You’re looking for love to validate who you are.
You’re looking for something to numb the pain.
“People can like you just the way you are right now, and you can like other people just the way they are right now. That’s a good feeling, isn’t it?” –Mr. Rogers