Be able to laugh at yourself

Be able to laugh at yourself

When you’re self-confident, you can make fun of yourself and joke around. If you have absolutely no self-confidence, you’ll never be able to do such a thing. In most situations, you’ll have to make fun of others to try and make yourself look good. Take the example of the mega-popular video that’s going around that just went viral. Korean singer Psy’s music video: “Oppa Gangnam Style.”

Psy is great because he doesn’t care if people make fun of him. He obviously doesn’t care what people think of him either. We people-pleasers could not do what he is doing. An important thing to keep in mind is that not everyone cares how you look, think, or act in a certain situation. The spotlight isn’t always on you, and even if it was, if you didn’t care and acted like Psy, you’d be famous and loved! In general, people don’t like fakes or suck-ups. I have noticed time and time again that the people who get most respect are those who are most real and tell people straight up what they like and what they don’t like.

Psy’s music video “Gangnam Style” is funny for sure and it is obvious why it became an instant hit. More importantly, we learn an important lesson here. Don’t be afraid to be different. Don’t be afraid to be made fun of, in fact, try and make fun of yourself in good humor. Those who can create humor in their own expense radiates confidence. Now there is a difference between hating yourself and moping around versus taking something that you do and turn it into light humor. Watch the video and try and be carefree!

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