Do you love yourself?

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Ever since we are children, we are asked: do you love daddy? Do you love auntie? Do you love your teacher?

Nobody asks: do you love yourself?

And we end up spending a good deal of our life and energy trying to please others. But what about ourselves? Anthony Mello has a fine story on this subject.

Mother and son are in a restaurant. After taking the mother’s order, the waitress turns to the boy:

“And what will you be wanting?”

“A hotdog.”

“Nothing of the sort,” says the mother. “He wants a steak and a salad.”

Ignoring the comment, the waitress asks the boy:

“Do you want that with mustard or ketchup?”

“Both,” answers the boy.

And then he turns to the mother in surprise:


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    manish badkas

    July 1, 2010

    In loving self. i have learnt to love all. It was not that difficult to love all and sundry once i got to love my ambivalent self…

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    Varuna Raina

    June 26, 2010

    i couldnt agree more mukul:)))

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    June 26, 2010

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    June 26, 2010

    yeah i do love myself..and according to Dr varuna i am self obssessd narcissist 🙂

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