49 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 131

  1. I honestly try to. I try to do it because I live with myself the whole life so I try to treat myself the best I can because no one else can do it the same, especially from a psychological point of view.

  2. I don’t “treat” myself, as I said in the past, I just follow my dreams with my open heart leading the way… I do make every attempt to acknowledge others with respect but I do not let how they may think of me dictate my life…. πŸ™‚

    β€œYou wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realize how seldom they do”.. Eleanor Roosevelt

    1. Yes, of course, but do you treat yourself with respect? I know people that talk sh*t about themselves whilst treating others like Gods.

      1. I just act naturally, I am what I am, that is all that I am… πŸ™‚ I am not into religion so I do not treat anyone like a god… πŸ™‚ I will make my appraisal of another creature based on that creatures words and deeds… πŸ™‚

        β€œIt is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  3. I like that you are answering the questions and playing along now.

    I am my own best friend. I bought myself flowers yesterday and treated myself to an excellent meal. In the past I thought I had to be hard on myself, but the kinder I am the happier I am. The more I fill my cup the more I have to give to others, and life just has a joy to it now that wasn’t there when I treated myself like an enemy.

  4. It depends on who the person is. If they’re family, or people I love in general, I treat them with kindness, or as the Selena Gomez song goes, “Kill Them With Kindness.” But if something tells me that they’re not a fine person at all for whatever reason, I just try to be polite and part ways from them.

  5. am not yet there, but i can say am way better nowadays(mostly because i am far away from home now). the why is because i am always too judgmental on myself, and always full of guilt since in my mind i always have this thought of how everyone whom i love should be present when am treating myself and if they are not i end up feeling guilty since i feel like i am a selfish human being for treating myself .

    1. I believe that the idea of us having good care about ourselves is not selfish. I think it’s selfish if you treat yourself great whilst treating others badly even if they don’t deserve it.

  6. Great idea. I expect so much from myself, and I think I have anxiety about what others expect, too. It’s libererating to be humble, but I haven’t quite figured out how to maintain that yet.

    One year for my birthday my mom got me a card with kids dressed as super heroes that said I’d always be her hero, and I just started crying and couldn’t stop myself. Even thinking about it hurts.

  7. I treat myself with the best, coz I know I don’t pretend or I don’t see myself any low. I’m care free, I don’t have to mind my words. I’m not two face with myself. Obviously I have people around me, my friends, family, however, we are tend to comply with them in the way or the other.
    I love being with me, sometimes!!

  8. I don’t really know how I expect others to treat me, so I can’t really say whether I treat myself with the same abount of respect, acceptance, etc. I mean, of course I wish people would treat me kindly, but I don’t often expect it.

    1. It’s not about expecting, but about desire. So if you wish for people to treat you kindly, do you treat yourself kindly?

  9. For the most part, I treat myself well. I am my own best friend and I enjoy my own company. I tend to isolate myself cuz my perception is that I treat myself better than I am treated by others. So, being a hermit hurts less. However, just like any friend, I get annoyed with myself, like I am today. When that happens, I focus on helping other people. For example, this morning, my sister asked me to go with her for lunch and shopping. At first I told her that I didn’t want to cuz I’m in a bad place and really annoyed with myself. I thought about it for an hour and decided to change my mind, get out of my head, and focus on her needs.

    1. Great approach! Yes, sometimes we can annoy ourselves, but that shouldn’t be a reason for us to treat ourselves badly. It is great that when you’re in a bad place you try to focus on other people. How do you feel when doing that?

  10. I always have and the minority of sincere persons will be a casuality of majority red tape , but in saying this the meaning of being human is knowing someone is like you and needs to be told the flames of the inner self are perfect in their own way , a simple smile can demonstrate that.

  11. What a thought provoking question! Do I treat myself the way I want others to treat me. I think for the most part, yes. I often have a self-depreciating humour and sometimes I notice this rubs off onto others and they start doing it and I am too sensitive for that from others.

    I think I do this because I have a history of people thinking that I’ve completely got my life together, that I’m confident and thriving and all these wonderful things which is really lovely but not always the case- I guess I like to remind them that I have my issues to. Find a mutual ground type thing. Does that make sense?

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