While it often appears that others affect how you feel about yourself, they really just mirror your own self-perception. Those who doubt, criticize or otherwise ‘make you feel bad’ aren’t actually the cause of the way you feel. They’re simply reflecting a part of you that already feels that way about yourself. This information is important — not so you can mount a campaign to change your image in their minds — but so you can examine and improve it in your own. When you’ve accepted yourself, they’ll either fade out of your life, or…

Accept you, too.

Jarl and Steve