Lest you find yourself abandoned by all those who you thought loved you.
In that case, loving yourself is of utmost importance. For some it may be an existential moment. That moment when you find yourself utterly alone on this here planet of ours. In that case, a hefty dose of ideals comes in handy. Ideals, our attempts to model ourselves after them, says a lot about who we are. We prefer to operate on a more cerebral level. And while recognizing the existence of opposing forces, choice becomes ever so important.
To save ourselves.
Do we stay?
Or do we leave?
But when you love yourself, no matter how bad things get, there is integrity in following our ideals and rising above our human bestiality. You will not allow yourself to go to that level. You have integrity because you believe in yourself.
Because if you don’t believe in yourself, how can others?