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David Baxter PhD

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I Love Me

Robert T. Muller, York University Trauma & Mental Health Report
March 7, 2021


Singer and songwriter Demi Lovato is known for being open about her mental health journey, and the realities that people who live with mental health challenges face. In a song titled I Love Me, Lovato ponders the role of society and self-sabotage in keeping her sick and concludes with a powerful statement: “I’m a ten out of ten, even when I forget it”. Some may view this as self-centered, but that is the message of the song – we live in a society that keeps us from loving ourselves, by encouraging us to compare ourselves to unattainable ideals. However, having a well-known artist like Lovato acknowledge this, and be able to openly defy this standard with a ballad of self-love, is encouraging.

Flipping through all of these magazines
Telling me who I’m supposed to be
Way too good at camouflage
Can’t see what I am
I just see what I’m not
I’m guilty ’bout everything that I eat
(Every single bit)
Feeling myself is a felony
Jedi level sabotage
Voices in my head make up my entourage
‘Cause I’m a black belt when I’m beating up on myself
But I’m an expert at giving love to somebody else
I, me, myself and
I, don’t see eye to
Eye, me, myself and
Oh, why do I compare myself to everyone?
And I always got my finger on the self destruct
I wonder when I love me is enough (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I wonder when I love me is enough (yeah, yeah, yeah)

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