I am curious. How many people here, men or women, have some aspect of themselves, some small, trollish little (or loud) voice within that tells them (often 24/7) that it is not really ok to feel good about themselves, that self-confidence and self-belief is for 'special people' or other people in general but not for them? Where 'loving yourself' is a selfish, shallow thing to do? Where you may even feel undeserving of REALLY feel good about yourself and having self-confidence is 'beyond your ken', your station, your 'place' in life?
Ok so this turned out to be more than 'a' question. But the subject is fairly unified.
Do we feel apologetic for our existence? And like, when someone else gets all the attention/wins the prize/has great self-confidence/has a wonderful loving partner/has heaps of friends/gets invited to everywhere/you name the thing that they get that you dont get.......do you just sort of say so silently to yourself that even you're not hearing it (but you're still saying it)..'well yes, of course. This is just how it is and naturally it's for them/her/him, not me, to have these rewards in life'
That little troll, IMO, is a complete and utter censored and a LIAR and a CON-ARTIST who is soooo sneaky, so beguiling and works so insidiously that we've come to believe this is actually who we are...or are not! And that means the troll is running the show...not ourselves!
What do you think?