I have been wanting to write a post about this for a long time. An issue that women, men, children, and adults all struggle with…Self-Esteem.
How can any of us really build a strong self esteem when we are surround by people and things that tell us we are not good enough. When you read the paper you see celebrities who are so beaten down by the insults constantly being thrown by the media that they turn to plastic surgery and drugs just to numb the pain. Is this the world we’re forced to live in? Sadly the answer to that question is yes. But if we all learned to value our own opinions above others we would be able to survive this difficult world we live in.
If you are a 200 pound fashionista who is confident in her own skin, should it bother you when some one tells you that you would be much more beautiful if you lost weight? If you wake up and look in the mirror and smile at your bright pink hair, should you care if someone irrelevant to your life, tells you, you look insane? My point is, if you love the way you look, ignore everyone else. I did a post a while back about bullying and realized that there are so many of us that struggle with not feeling good about ourselves. Most of our low self esteem may be pushed on by those around us like family and friends, or may be exaggerated when someone we don’t know insults us. How do you get past everyone else’s opinion to find what you really think of yourself?
I often catch myself wondering what life would be like if everyone took a dose of positivity every morning. Would we still do what ever we could to tear others down? Or, would we go out of our way to remind everyone how beautiful and irreplaceable they are? Sadly, asking that question won’t change the current state of things but I hope it will at least move others to think about being nice to the next person you meet. Remember, your one rude comment could have such a negative effect on not only the life of your victim but on your own self esteem and reputation as well.