I Know I Am Strange...I am one of the very few and strange people who you might have the opportunity to meet in real life who feel comfortable in my own skin.
I love myself even when others have put me down, try to control,demean and disrespect me. Maybe I have realized that I love myself MORE when others have treated me so badly; I figured if I didn't love myself, who would?
It's true. I like who I am. I love being me. I don't care what anyone else thinks. I have even had several people in my life tell me so, TO MY FACE. About 15 years ago, a coworker said "I don't like you"...I responded "I am not here for you to like me. I like me and that is all that really matters. I don't care whether you like me or not; it doesn't break my heart or ruin by day". In other words, GET OVER YOURSELF and your importance in my life; the ONLY one who is TRULY important in my life is ME. ( I was not married nor had a child then, happily single)
Several years before that, a very important person in my life said "I know people who don't like you" and to that I responded "really?...well, I LIKE ME and if I weren't me I think I would like to know me"...I know, it sounds either narcissistic or proud and I don't feel that or mean to convey that message at all. I am neither Narcissistic or proud; I am a realist and a REAL PERSON.
If you don't like me,
I feel sorry for you, you are missing out on an interesting, loving and fun person to know.
If you know me,
you either love me because I remind you of what and who YOU
are hate me because I am a constant reminder of what YOU ARE NOT and who you would really like to be.
Either way, I love me and it is true.