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LJI 12: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

The most sincere compliments are often the hardest to give, and almost always the hardest to receive. As a culture, we're conditioned to be modest to a fault, to believe that the bad things that happen are our own fault and the good things are luck.

We're a negative culture, by nature. We set unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others. We expect perfection, and are somehow surprised when it can't be achieved.

So when does "good" become Good Enough? Why do we hear, "You look great today," and run down a mental list of our own perceived flaws? Why is, "I'm so lucky to have you in my life," immediately turned back on the other person with a , "Thanks, you too," instead of just accepted?

We need more love in the world. More sincerity, more honesty, and more positivity. We need to learn to respect and accept ourselves, and to respect and accept other people. We're always trying to change something about ourselves or about someone else.

Loving yourself is not conceit; it is healthy.


Take a moment, right now, and give yourself an honest, sincere compliment. Write it down. And come back to it the next time you're feeling low. It would be a wonderful present to your future self.
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