Have you ever had people seemingly mistake your confidence for conceit? Or worse, get offended by it? And you knew it but never understood why? Heaven forbid you actually have even a minuscule amount of self-esteem and take pride in your accomplishments.
Sadly, we live in a world that’s insecure, self-conscious, and unhappy and there will be people who resent your spirit and your happiness. There are environments that are very toxic and the toxic people within them have an intense hatred of those who are cheerful and have a strong sense of self.
Bullies are such people. But realize that, though they’d tell you differently, bullies aren’t happy people. They can’t be because anyone who’s truly happy wouldn’t try to make others feel lousy.
Moreover, they wouldn’t resent the happiness, confidence, or successes of others.
I’ve dealt with these types of people- people who resented my confidence, which was confidence that I’d worked hard to rebuild. I saw it written all over their faces- the scowls, how their eyes would narrow and turn into slits and brows would furrow anytime they saw a smile on mine or anyone else’s face. I can just imagine what they were thinking: “The nerve!”
I’ve even heard the disdainful remarks:
“She thinks too highly of herself and needs to be brought down a notch or two!”
“He’s an arrogant jerk!”
“She’s so uppity!”
“He loves himself too much!”
“She needs to bring herself down to earth with the rest of us!”
I could go on and on.
Many people act as if being confident and loving yourself is wrong. The message you get is that it’s “selfish,” and that you need to climb down off your high horse, or you’re too big for your britches. They try to make you think that having pride in yourself is something to be ashamed of. ”How dehhhhh you!”
Bullies tend to think that if a person has confidence and high self-esteem, he is pompous and sanctimonious- he’s the worst person in the world. In their minds, it’s horrible to have even a modicum of self-value and to believe in yourself. “Who do you think you are!”
As much as I hate to admit it, back when I was young and had self-esteem issues, I said the same thing about the same people. And do you know what else? I’ve since realized that I was wrong for it and that it was said out of pure stupidity.
So, I want you to know that, if you have the audacity to like yourself, there will be those who’ll try to tear you down for it. They will attempt to make you feel ashamed of it. Some will even punish you for it. But realize that these people aren’t happy, nor confident and they’re jealous of you because you are. Your bullies and others are bitter toward you because you have something they don’t have. And because they think they can’t have it, they want to take it from the people who do.
So, go for it! Be happy! Be confident! Believe in and love yourself! Treat yourself well whether anyone else likes it! And never let them take it away!
Don’t worry about the people around you. Know that how they act says nothing about you but everything about them. Their actions only expose them as the miserable, sorry pieces of crap they are. So, dig in those heels and double down on your positive sense of self.
Do everything you can to hold on to your joy and self-belief, and let the haters stew in their own juices.
With knowledge comes empowerment!
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Thank you so much, Molly! 💖🌹🌞
How true! I couldn’t agree more.. in todays world I find that many see “self love and acceptance” as some kind of ailment which needs to be treated 😉 Especially those who are severely lacking!
It’s time to practice love, compassion and understanding- not just for those around us, but for ourselves!
You said that perfectly, Simone! They treat it as “some kind of ailment” or they treat it like something that needs to be “straightened out and disciplined.” Thank you so much for your input! You don’t know how valuable it is! 💖🌹
Of course! Your posts are such a pleasure to read 😊
Once again, I’ve had similar experiences. People said that I thought I was “Mr America” when I didn’t.
Yep! That’s exactly what they accuse you of. It’s almost hilarious when you think about it now. 😂🤣
A beautiful post I like it thank you so much
You’re very welcome, Abubaker! 😃 And thank you for your kind words.
Thank you for empowering others.
You are heaven sent.
The world needs you.
Awww! Thank you so much, Rosaliza! 😍🥰 This means more to me than you know!
This is so true! I remember during the times I thrived, certain people became more bitter and I had a certain person at work put a lot of effort into bringing me down a couple of pegs. I thought I could handle it and even made friends with him, but that was a mistake lol he was not messing around – he truly wanted to see me belittled. I’ve learned since then and my confidence is steadily rebuilding. I’m glad I stumbled upon this post. 🙂
Absolutely right, Sara! 💯🎯 And it’s sad! There’s no point on being friends with these people, they’ll just get close to you so they can hurt you. I’m sorry you experienced such evil!