Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes"
- William Gibson
It’s ok to disagree with someone’s opinion of you.
Too often we accept other people’s view of the world as more knowledgeable and correct than our own. We internalize other’s say and accept it as our own opinion without questioning whether it’s true or not.
This is normal but we can change it
Even if a lot of people are telling you the same thing about yourself, you don’t have to accept it – although sometimes you should take a closer look at what they’re saying. They might be right. The only way to know is to take an objective look at alllll the facts and decide for yourself. Make sure you’re not looking at the comments through an emotional filter.
Your environment matters. Look at who is talking.
Believe in yourself. Focus on bringing out your best qualities and you’ll find your happiness.