What is it you like about yourself?
Being an abandoned boy forced to grow up in such an evil and abusive place as the slums of Armaghetto on Apokolips. A hellish world ruled by the most cruel and sadistic tyrant of them all, Darkseid. It would be an understatement to say that I received allot of bad and painful memories. Memories I'd rather not think about. But everything that happened to me. All the bad stuff. All the abuse. I endured it. I survived everything thrown at me. I never lost hope. And no matter how bad it got. I never gave up.
I don't know how I survived my dark upbringing. Or one bad break after another. Whether it was dumb luck or a guardian angel watching over me. But despite all the heartache and heartbreak I suffered. I'm most fortunate to have overcame all the abuse, neglect, and hatred that Dasaad, Granny, and Darkseid could dish out. I could never let haters like them win. I could not allow the tearer downers to break my spirit. No amount of hate could ever destroy my belief in the power of love to conquer all. Whether I get my inner goodness and kindness from my parents, or from The Source, I cannot say. All I know is that I will never lose my faith in a better tomorrow.
I rose above my traumatic childhood. I came out of it without any anger, hate, malice, or resentment. Somehow I was able to keep a good and kind heart open to loving others. And for that I am grateful. So guess I've done a pretty good job at not letting my past destroy me. Therefore, guess what I like about myself is: my compassion, my caring nature, my determination, and my love of life.
God knows I don't like my past. But I do like the lessons it taught me. Lessons that helped me to better understand the suffering of others. From all the abuse and hurt. I learned that the opposite of hate is allot better thing to share with others. So I like that I'm tolerant and understanding of others. And even when it hurts to care so deeply. I like that I'm a caring and loving person. I like that I want to put others first, and am not a selfish or greedy person out for myself. I like that I don't care about fame or fortune. That I don't care about money. I like that I'm a healthy person. I love exercise and eating healthy. And I don't like to drink, smoke, or have any unhealthy habits.
I'm likewise very thankful that I've learned from my past. Glad that I have an easy going, carefree, happy-go-lucky attitude. I try not to get all stressed out about all the bad junk that happens. I try to keep a positive attitude. Focus on the good, and not let any hate or badness get me down. I truly believe that when one stays upbeat and looks forward. When one keeps a positive mindset, and never gives up, then nothing is impossible.
So yeah, I'm an eternal optimist. Mr. Optimist. Mr. Positive. Mr. Huggy Hug Hug. Did I mention, I like to hug. I'm a hugger. I hug so much, some even call me Mr. Hugger. Yet I'm not going to apologize for being too nice, too positive, or overly huggy. Cause it is better to be nice, than not so nice. A smile is always better than a frown. It's just not in me to be any other way. So I cannot help but give a kind word or a loving hug to anyone that needs support.
Anyhow, since I am not going into whether I like having superpowers; or like being an empath with the power to feel all the emotional crap that others are feeling. I will just say it's a heck of allot tougher to be hero and try to save people. Even with powers, and good intentions, things don't always go as expected. So it's not easy being a teen hero. Too much pressure to never mess up; and feeling like an outsider and freak isn't cool either. But overall, being able to help others, and make even a tiny difference is good. So despite all the baggage, emotional and otherwise. As I get older, I like who I am becoming.
Well do think I've hit the main stuff I like about myself. Clearly I'm also talkative and long-winded, which I don't like so much. But it's hard not to be long-winded when one has allot to say. Uh, but do think I've said enough. So I'll just finish with some super hugs from the Teen of Power, Hero of Tomorrow. And do wish much love and continued best of luck to one and all.*Hugs*theatrical_muse: Topic #381
Muse: Powerboy aka Power Boy
Fandom: DC Comics