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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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Jaguar24 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Well, that's what society's done to me.
When can we figure out how to have life on mars?
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
We can.
Jaguar24 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
We will
CoolMcBloxi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
SInce were friends, wanna do art for eachother? You draw Luka, I draw Bean.
Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe next weekend? Sounds fun!
CoolMcBloxi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I was writing a My DeviantART Story journal, and I realized this. "No wonder I feel like my art is crap! I always thought I was being so self-centered if I even said my art was good. No wonder why I felt awful saying my art was horrible. I thought I was bringing in un-wanted pity. Society is bullshit."
DewottGamer Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
But your art is great...
paulinaghost Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I usually see this mentality towards a lot of athletes lately. He/she plays good and maybe once or twice acknowledges their skill to some reporter and everyone calls them stuck up and crap for it.
Stalagmitestar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! :l People are always weird in that way (Some people)
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