When I read this, my heart broke. It seems we never see how wonderful we really are. I recall an interview with the actor Mark Harmon (from NCIS) decades ago, when he was young, studly, handsome, and in the prime time series Flamingo Road. He had just been named something like “Sexiest Man” in some magazine article. He was asked about it and responded that he didn’t “get it” because when he looked in the mirror, all he saw was the scars and flaws.
Over the years, I’ve spoken to many “beautiful”, “handsome”, “studly”, “gorgeous” men and they all focus on things they see as flaws in themselves. It’s very hard, but try to give yourself credit for the spectacular person you are.