People are amazing. They can lift you up higher than ever before OR they can tear you down to nothing! The thing we must understand is that in order to succeed in LIVING and ENJOYING life we must accept and love ourselves without any doubt! It is very important that you love yourself and accept who you are. It's also important that you march to the beat of your own drum and do what YOU want no matter what anyone thinks!!!
For many years I had very very very low self esteem. I always felt I was ugly because of my blemishes and even my complexion. I suffered for a very long time with this idea that I was unattractive and I ended up hating myself.
This hatred for myself eventually led to depression after my very abusive relationship in high school. My FIRST relationship. But that is a whole different story.
The thing is that it took me many many many years to see myself as beautiful and now I can honestly say I love me! No I don't appeal to everyone and I am not everyone's idea of beautiful BUT I love me and I accept me and that is ALL that I really need. Loving yourself can bring you so much joy because you realize it doesn't matter what ANYONE says to you or about you..... You KNOW you love YOU!