You can’t completely and unconditionally love yourself until you decide that you want to love yourself.
Your feelings toward yourself shouldn’t be dependent on someone else’s approval of you, nor on any stereotypes that the world is trying to impose on us all.
You should learn to like yourself a bit more, to be kinder and forgiving of your mishaps–everyone goes through these. Life is about ups and downs. However, what matters is how well your learn to walk through the fire, to paraphrase the great writer Charles Bukowski.
Learn to accept that life won’t be always perfect, not great even. It may sting at times. But you will make it through. Like you’ve always done before.
And knowing this–that you are strong enough to weather any storms– deserves that you give yourself some appreciation, respect and an ocean of love…