The key to building a strong self image is to be indifferent to both insults & compliments.

Insults poison you, compliments imprison you.

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Remember that time someone said something good about you and you started trying to impress them even more?
You became more self-conscious around this person, scared to make the slightest mistake that could ruin their image of you.
Little did you know that the moment you tied your self-worth to this person’s remarks, you became their prisoner.
Stop trying to live up to anyone’s standards.

Stop trying to impress anyone with anything.

Stop needing others to “get you”.
It’s nice to receive plaudits - we are social creatures after all.

Just don’t rely on the judgement of others, and don’t completely trust the words of anybody.

Why? -
Because compliments can be used to mask jealousy, and insults can be used to mask admiration.
Take the hate comments as motivation, and the flattery remarks as encouragement.
Ultimately your self worth + self acceptance should be completely self determined...

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