Comment: After reading this I was reminded of

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After reading this I was reminded of

that scene in The Breakfast Club, where Estevez asks Sheedy what her parents did to her and she replies, "They ignore me."
Nisargadatta said that we all love ourselves even if we don't think we do because we always want the best for ourselves; we want to be happy, kind, giving, loving - even if we fail at it. When things don't go our way we get frustrated or sad or whatever because we love ourselves.
I remember meeting Twyla Nitch and she said we can show love by 'making our eyes sparkle', that by exuding love through our eyes, by giving it away, we grow more love inside - that love was the only feeling that grew the more we gave it away.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison