Why love yourself first — What it means

Arrvee
2 min readMay 1, 2022
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I don’t want to call this another self-love essay. It’s 2022 and cliched enough. Instead of sentences, let’s talk in a series of questions. So, what’s exactly love according to you? Don’t think. Why do you eat? You know the answer but let me remind you. You don’t want yourself to starve to death. Why? You don’t want to suffer. Well, that’s love. You are caring for yourself. That’s love. Nothing less, nothing more. Then, what about the food to your mind? What are you consuming? Who are you listening to and talking with? What are you reading? What are you watching? What do you like to do? Why do you like it? What are the thoughts that are pushing you and what are those that are pulling you? Are you doing what you want to? Are you allowing others to exploit you? or Are you abusing others? What are you doing right now? What are you going to do tonight? What about tomorrow? Do you feel yourself at home? Do you want to feel better? or Are you really fine where you are? Amidst all these yet to be answered questions, leaving you here. Self-love, you can find a pinch of it while pondering over these questions. Thank me later😉

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