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Society's motivation in a nutshell.  by Little-rolling-bean Society's motivation in a nutshell.  by Little-rolling-bean
Form what I have experienced:

Loving yourself = arrogant and bad person
Hating yourself = decent and good person

This is what society thinks. Any sign of liking yourself or doing something for yourself, you are considered arrogant, self centered and horrible. And hating yourself you are automatically loved. And people wonder why girls hate themselves. Seriously, first it is this "be confident! You are great!" then next thing it is "Think about others, stop being up yourself!" 

My estimate is that depression in teenagers exists because of this. They are afraid of being judged and shamed if they show any little sign of being confident, so in order to feel better about themselves and please others, they convince themselves that they are worthless. Nobody wants to be a bad person, and nowadays even being proud about yourself means you are :unimpressed:

Well done, society. 

Well, fuck that. I am not going to put up with this BS, I WILL LOVE MYSELF. And if you think I am arrogant because of this, maybe you should look at the teens that are depressed because of your BS. I am NOT a bad person for loving myself, it just means I am confident. I admit my mistakes but instead of being ashamed, I try to fix them so I can be better. Because I love myself, I make a goal to be a better person.

I also hate people who say "making a self support stamp is arrogant". Oh? Would you rather me make suicide journals then? I am sure you would rather that if supporting myself is OH SO HORRIBLE. 

Everyone is a good person (unless they are a bigot, murderer, rapist or a bully) And beating yourself up is not making you a better person, it is just hurting yourself (and also pleasing bigots). 

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:iconmini-artist12:
mini-artist12 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New member
*Clap* so true! You're like the king of smartness on DA :)
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmini-artist12:
mini-artist12 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
No prob :D
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DragonDumplingsxX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  New member Professional Artist
Oh my goodness yes
Im very thin and have a fast metabolism and people say "you just pretend to like yourself!!" Or "Your probably only skinny because you have anxoria!" And I eat a bit too much,actually!
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MelodyGold Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god same!
*high five*
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:icondragondumplingsxx:
DragonDumplingsxX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  New member Professional Artist
Yess
uwu
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:iconmelodygold:
MelodyGold Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wanna be friends?
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:icondragondumplingsxx:
DragonDumplingsxX Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Professional Artist
Sure.
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MelodyGold Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaya!
i'll watch you!
i'm soo happy!
^-^
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats sad! I am sorry :( 
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:icondragondumplingsxx:
DragonDumplingsxX Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  New member Professional Artist
Nah,Its ok!I dont ever let em get to me.
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snowpuff77 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2015
Reminds me of many other double-standard motivations. People tell me not to wear make-up (it's mostly foundation and powder) saying I'm "pretty" the way I am...and then criticizing my blemished complexion probably not even a day later. 
I'm "assured" that small breasts (AA) can be "just as hot"and that big breasts have their complications. Then I look at media and society and see smiling woman flaunting well-endowed breasts, enjoying certain privileges that are out of the small-breasted range (but I'll save more of this for a rant journal in time).
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Too true
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TheDazzlingHipster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member
People are allowed to love themselves. I love me to death lol c:
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RouletteLephi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I can relate
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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ShortLemonie3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, thank you for making this! I get all the time that I am "arrogant" just because, like in the picture, I love myself and think I am a decent person! And also thinking that I am beautifull is not arrogant! It means that I feel good about myself!
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! 
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AwokenDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHAT IF...The girl on the top is the future of the girl bellow?





BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AAA
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:iconawokendarkness:
AwokenDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED
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SpotpeltTheWarrior69 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Society in a nutshell..
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Catarilara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"TINK ABOOT UTHERS BC U KEEP YELLIN AT ME WEN I SAY U SHULD STOP DRAWN FUR URSELF DRAW FOR UTHERS"

|:C
I have had this thrown at me on different games and shite when I say I'm proud of everything I make.


ARE YA FUCKIN KIDDIN ME MATE?
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its like they WANT suicide rates to go up if it means someone acctually is happy with themselves and not kissing other selfish peoples asses.
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Catarilara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know |:C Pisses me off
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HappyfeetAJ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm both girls at points :3
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ColoredMew Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
me too
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SpotpeltTheWarrior69 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes I'm the girl on the top,
Sometimes I'm the girl on the bottom..
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WintersWhite Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I used to be the second person, always insulting myself to be edgy. Now I'm not like that anymore. 
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good :D
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WishDancer345 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I don't hate myself, I say that I do because society is stupid.
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Imagineology Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like myself. And I pretty much stopped caring about my "reputation" in the 4th grade, when I realized that 1000 years from now nobody will even care I wore purple pants once.
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so true!
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Disney-LynxAJTTR Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Society's messed up ._.
Especially hipsters, they are just like, "IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU ARE BAD AND STUPID"
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are bigots
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kiwibuii Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate myself ,but I am a good person. :\
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Then why would you hate yourself if you are a good one?
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ForTheLoveOfDoof Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU.

I love myself, but I'm afraid that if I show ANY sign of pride in myself, I'll be considered selfish and self-centered... 

I hate living in today's society...
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ArcticSkye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I hate myself...because of society....
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Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Same here...
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ArcticSkye Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconyuicryplz: :iconsadhugplz:
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:iconmorlord:
Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I like hugs^^
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ArcticSkye Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student General Artist
*big fat hug*
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:iconlittle-rolling-bean:
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate society not yourself.
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Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Sadly i can't do this. I know that it's true.
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ArcticSkye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Well if ya know anything about how psychology works, I'm actually kinda fucked.


I have been verbally/emotionally abused by my family, AND bullied MASSIVELY, since I was 5 years old. I had no perspective of the world and simply took in the negativity..it's burned into my mind and I have been unable to change my self-loathing mindset.
I have a severe inferiority complex, as well as Major Despressive Disorder.


And that is the SHORT version of what I could say. I'd rather not burden you with paragraphs of my bs. But, thank you. <3
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats horrible. You obviously did not deserve that abuse. Child abuse and abusing family is so wrong. You should not blame yourself for their shittiness. 
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ArcticSkye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, I've only come to the realization recently with the help of my Psychology professor.

But in general, the bullying is what really got me and what my memories/hate are more centered on...
I mean, I don't think of myself as ugly, fat, the most disgusting thing to live, useless, pointless, worthless, stupid, talentless, boring, undeserving of happiness or love, for nothing...it doesn't just come out of nowhere, even with my timid introverted personality and family history of Depression..
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bullying made me angry. I don't wanna be stepped on again for being the person who tries to please others. Thats why I am here today. Just said "screw this, I won't try and please you pricks anymore. I will only please myself and the good people, but I cannot please everyone". 

Still, they are not in the right. How is them being so nasty to you making them in the right? You are making them win. They are dickheads that should not take your happiness away from you. They are wrong, you are right (expect for the part where you think those things about yourself cos it aint true)
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