Sometimes, you often times wonder and look at yourself in the mirror, and all you see are the flaws within you. Noone is perfect, yet the flaws presents itself in such ways that you cannot hide from the truth. You see other people, your friends, your family, their traits, their strength and you often wished how you could be like them in some small ways. You sometime tell yourself, ‘how i could be as confident as he is’ or ‘how i could have a higher self esteem that she is having right now’. And when you look at yourself, it is very difficult to see your strengths that other people would hope to have that they dont. All you see are your weaknesses.
I once came across a scene in this anime, “Honey and Clover” and one of the main character was saying something along the lines of:
“Sometimes you avoid someone, because that someone is an exact opposite mirror image of who you hoped to be, and facing that person is a very scary experience. It is a reflection of your weaknesses”