This poem talks about accepting yourself no matter what other people think. In the last two lines, it states, "Cause I’m being myself and loving myself, For who I am not who they think I am." Even though other kids think of Angus as a fat kid with gay parents, Angus knows he is worth it. He becomes so confident in himself, he is even able to ask out the girl he's had a crush on for a long time.
This article talks about how your life can improve if you just learn to love yourself, just like Angus's life improved after he began to love himself. The author, Allison Fallon, states that after starting to try to love herself more, she began to see the love that people gave to her. "Without my love for myself, I never would have experienced that love from [others], " says Allison Fallon.
This poem relates to the theme because it tells people to love themselves for who they are. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself. At the same, it also states that you can't truly love others if you don't love yourself. My favorite part is that it tells us that loving yourself isn't selfish or vain, but it is a way to sustain ourselves.
This quote shows that you truly can't do much if you don't first love yourself. Part of the reason Angus was so afraid to do things before he was told to love himself for who he is was because you can't have confidence if you don't love yourself. This is why the ability to love yourself is a very important trait to have.
The song, Shake It Off, by Taylor Swift, is about how the world judges her. However, she is just going to "shake it off". This shows that no matter what the world thinks, she is just going to continue loving herself for who she is.
In the short story, A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune, one of the most prominent themes if loving yourself for who you are. This is best demonstrated by Angus. Even though other people think poorly of him because he is fat and his parents are gay, he maintains a positive self image and knows that he can still ask out the love of his life, even if others say he is to fat or ugly.