” If you have to stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself you’re beautiful then you’re not”. “The subtle art of not giving a fuck” by Mark Manson.
Confidence is not gotten in a day and noone just decides to buy it. It has to be developed over time. Confidence is knowing what you want and going for it. Confidence is daring to be different. Being the only learned person in a family of illiterates really requires a lot of confidence. Talking back to your Nigerian parents requires confidence,energy and endurance for the beating you’re going to get afterwards.
Confidence is delivering a speech in front of a crowd or going for a debate competition. I’d literally hide under the ground,it takes a lot of confidence to do a lot of stuff .
One of my friends, Theresa is one person I admire for her confidence in herself. she needs noone to tell her how fine she is and when you do,she makes it seem like it’s not a big deal. She would leave the hostel in the morning looking totally stupid but brag to you about how fine she looks in those clothes. She would rub black lipstick on her already black lips and expect you to notice the difference but then when you do notice the difference. You get insulted and you’re termed jealous-of her beauty-.
Being confident in yourself is a really great thing and many people lack it. Confidence adds to a person’s life a great deal, you’d hardly get cheated because no one would dare to do it.
However, there’s a clear difference between pride and confidence.