‘LOVE’– the most beautiful word whose meaning cannot be explained but can only be felt. Love has it’s own form and is expressed in different ways. In our life, we all love someone, for example- a girl loves her mother, a brother loves her sister, a teacher’s love for his/her student, love as lovers do and so on… It’s good to love as you can have someone whom you can trust and rely upon. But one should never forget that before loving someone else we should love ourselves.
Today, as an individual people have forgotten to love themselves. We are losing our personality in this big world. Especially the youth has forgotten to learn self-love. They are missing the energy, the fun and enjoyment which they need in their lives. In short, a part of themselves is always missing and it’s because of the love and care that they do not give to themselves. It is not selfish to love oneself, as a matter of fact it proves that you cannot truly love someone else unless you know how to love yourself.
Let me tell you something, I as a youth have started to love myself and it’s the hardest thing I have ever done. But as I am learning to love myself, I have felt very happy and have came to know who I am. As I am spending most of the time with myself I have found out the qualities and integrity in me that no one else could have ever known about me or informed me about. I can guarantee that you would start discovering yourself; the real you once fall in love with yourself. Life comes with so many challenges and we win yet sometimes we fail. For this time give yourself a challenge to love yourself and I can assure you that would certainly win all the battles in your life.
We all know about the famous kpop group BTS. I am not telling you about them because they are famous but because of the motto which they have given to every youth. As a youth, they know what all problem we face and it is because we are not loving ourselves, that is why they brought up the campaign of “LOVE MYSELF, LOVE YOURSELF.” They told that this campaign has even led them to love their respective selves. In their UNICEF speech, they said, “true love first begins with loving myself. After releasing the “Love Yourself” albums and launching the “Love Myself” campaign, we started to hear remarkable stories from our fans all over the world, how our message helped them overcome their hardships in life and start loving themselves. These stories constantly remind us of our responsibility.” So, let’s all take one more step. We have learned to love ourselves, so now I urge you to “speak yourself.”
“I would like to ask all of you. What is your name? What excites you and makes your heartbeat?
“Tell me your story. I want to hear your voice, and I want to hear your conviction. No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin colour, gender identity : speak yourself.
“Find your name, find your voice by speaking yourself.
“I’m Kim Nam Jun, RM of BTS. I’m a hip-hop idol and an artist from a small town in Korea.
“Like most people, I made many mistakes in my life.
“I have many faults and I have many fears, but I am going to embrace myself as hard as I can, and I’m starting to love myself, little by little.”
Though the campaign was started two years ago, but it’s impact can be still seen upon the youth. If you will start to love yourself then you will be able to love others in a better way. It was because of them that I have started to love myself and today & I am very much happy and confident. Also, self-love is not something that you achieve in a day or two. It’s a spontaneous process in one’s life that they have to live every day.
“LOVE YOURSELF FIRST AND EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO LINE.”
In concrete, I just want to remind you that the day you start to love yourself is the day you will find what happiness really is. Every big and small moment of your life would make you happy. Infact the first step towards happiness is to love yourself. If you will love yourself, a positive vibe would always surround you that would ultimately make others fill with positivity and nothing but happiness.