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Hyroglyphx
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Message 225 of 307 (345532)
08-31-2006 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 224 by Faith
08-31-2006 7:11 PM


I don't see how to get around the fact that every one of us is full of self-love no matter how twisted it may get. Self-hate is self-love in disguise because you wouldn't hate yourself for your failures if you didn't love yourself so much you couldn't stand having the flaws that cause the self-hate. Humility, true humility, as opposed to self-love /self-hate, would accept all the flaws and the failures without getting all depressed about them. And in that attitude there may be a really healthy self-love.

Heh, good post. I guess one could ask themself if the self-depricating type are really expressing their self-loathing or are they just fishing for compliments?

Edited by nemesis_juggernaut, : typo


“"All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive." —G. K. Chesterton

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 228 of 307 (345537)
08-31-2006 8:11 PM
Reply to: Message 226 by Omnivorous
08-31-2006 7:52 PM


Re: Questions
I think most people experience moments of self-loathing. It's not usually a matter of polite conversation, but most intimate truths aren't.

I think we all feel like that occasionally. In fact, if somebody didn't feel like crap about themselves at least a little bit, I'd be concerned that they were sociopaths. Are we referring to the occasional down-and-out feeling or the people who live their lives in total deprecation? Its one thing to know with certainty that you are far from perfection and far from good by God's standards, but its a whole other thing for someone to claim that they don't have one redeeming quality about themselves and constantly bombard you with a pity party. A bit emo if you ask me.

Edited by nemesis_juggernaut, : edit to add and typos


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