Before I begin, please understand loving yourself and arrogance are two completely different things. Arrogance is an ego based perception and relies on how you believe other people see you, an external influence. Loving yourself isn’t so easy. Many people hide behind masks in public, even more so on social media, to convince others that they are happier with themselves than they truly are.
A lack of self acceptance and love is thought to be a reason for so many problems in the world today; depression, anxiety, addictions, self harm and more. I honestly believe if more people gave themselves some time (5 minutes alone a day) and a little credit/gratitude for how far they have come and how much they have achieved (however little you may think it is!) there would be far less negative emotions in society, and in turn less health problems (currently working on a piece about chronic stress and the physiological effects on the body, its shocking!).
When you think about it, you are the only person who is with you for your entire life. By spending all of our energy trying to focus outside of ourselves we can become drained and disheartened from let downs and disappointment. Depression is a horrible condition and many suffer with it not realising they are the key to their own contentment.
Paul Chek outlines loving yourself perfectly in this video, please take the time to listen and perhaps share it with friends and family you think may benefit from it!