We all have insecurities. Not even the most attractive people are 100%fine with themselves.
This perfect woman said that if she would be a man, she wouldn't be the type of woman she'd like. Funny, right? Funny how hot people are not okay with what they are. She spends 3 hours or more in the gym to improve, because she can't fucking see how awesome she is.
I have thousand of insecurities. I would never stop listing them but do I let these insecurities pin me down? Fuck no, why should they? Nobody's perfect, or everyone's perfect in their own way. What do I do to have a laid back attitude about it? Well, I laugh at myself.
Rupert Grint said laughing at yourself is something you should do, I was 12 when I fell in love with him XD
Since that day, I've been laughing at myself.
Why should you laugh at yourself?
Well, I love laughing at people lol. So yeah, I must laugh at myself.
Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Laughter is crucial for a happy life.
When you laugh at yourself, you radiate positivity. A study revealed being able to laugh at yourself is linked with higher levels of optimism and better moods.
Let's make an example:
- Damn Daniel, those shoes are terrible.
- Hahaha yeah man, I look like a clown with them!
- Damn Daniel, you're right. You look so silly.
- What are you wearing anyway? You look feminine.
- Whoaaa, not cool, man!
The first dude can't laugh at himself lololololol. Sorry, stupid example.
The point is... you're stronger when you learn to laugh at yourself, attack someone with low self esteem and let's see their reaction: "Whoaa, not cool, man" right? The would get offended pretty quickly.
Laughing at oneself, ironically, builds self esteem. Why? Because you're learning to accept the unchangeable... Unconsciously. Our insecurities are a reason to laugh at when seeing them with humoristic eyes, and that's exactly how insecurities should be seen all the time. Be too serious with your insecurities and you'll be fucked, anyone pointing them out would make you cry lol.
How to laugh at yourself?
Laughter is a medicine. Laughing at yourself is a drug.
Says Jeremy E. Sherman, a Doctor of philosophy. The same man developed a 12 steps plan to learn about seeing our mistakes and flaws as something funny.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
— William Arthur Ward
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.
— Amy Poehler
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.
— Charlie Chaplin
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
— Vaclav Havel