I’ve done it, my friends have done it, people I barely know have done it, we’ve all been there before. And we have got to stop. Tearing yourself down when someone compliments you is not being humble, and believe it or not, everything you say about yourself or/and your life, whether positive or negative, will eventually become your reality. That’s just how the human mind works; it’s very powerful. What you put out into the universe you get back, it’s the law of attraction. For example: a while ago I was watching a video and this girl was explaining how her friend’s way of being humble was to deny the compliments that were given to her and eventually all the negative things that she said about herself, even though (like many of us) she probably did not mean them and was only trying not to come off as cocky, got to her and became her reality and who she was. When others complimented her body she would say that she had an awful body and that she was fat (and I honestly don’t get why being fat is a bad thing… again all bodies are good bodies) and by time that girl got a physical illness that increased her weight. The first thing that came to my mind was wow I did that so many times and a lot of people in my life did it too and some of them still do and maybe, just maybe, this was what made me and so many others very insecure at some point because if you keep talking trash about yourself you’re eventually going to believe it and what you used as a way of being humble will become a source of self hate. This made me realise how important it is that we become aware of our thoughts and words. Please do not shy away from the compliment to the point that you try to prove to others that something they like about you isn’t real, you can be humble and still love yourself enough to accept the good things other people say about you and believe they’re real.
Don’t be humble by tearing yourself down