Love myself? Is that even possible?

Originally appeared online in the teen series Q&A -  August 9, 2022.

Q: Everyone is always talking about how you should love yourself. But sometimes I feel like, How is that even possible?

A: I know what you mean. Sometimes it seems like it’s really hard to love ourselves, and I think that’s because of the things we tell ourselves about ourselves.

Now, most of us probably know we shouldn’t tell lies or spread rumors about other people. But sometimes I think we do listen to, or tell, not-so-nice stories about ourselves. “I’m not fast enough.” “I’m not smart enough.” “I’m not . . . something enough.”

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