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I'm going to tell you something that you probably won't want to hear. But I'm going to say it anyway. The habits you implement each day are negatively contributing to your feelings of insecurity.
Sometimes it's a coping mechanism. Other times, it's just delusion. But once you become aware of the habits that are holding you back from a better life, it's much easier to eliminate them.
Here they are.
Criticizing Other People To Feel Better About Yourself.
I used to do this all the time. Basically, I made fun of other people so I wouldn't be alone in feeling terrible about myself. I'm not proud of it.
I see this happen all the time in schools, colleges, and workplaces. Someone criticizes another person for the way they look, smell, or dress. But more often than not, it happens merely because that person feels bad about their own life. That's not a great way to make new friends.
Recognize that nobody is perfect. Everyone has insecurities. But that's okay. It's part of what makes us human. Accept this, and you'll quickly stop judging other people for the insecurities you see in yourself.
Becoming Delusional About The Good Things In Life.
It's often useful to think about the positive things in life. But there is a point in which you can go too far and become extremely delusional.
Bad things happen. You control that. The only thing you can control is your response. Instead of ignoring events that you may dislike, accept them. Then, focus all of your energy to improve the circumstances and events within your sphere of influence.