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Self-Esteem - A Journey to Valuing Yourself

The comedian, Katt Williams, once described self-esteem as “the esteem of one’s self,” meaning, the respect and worth you feel about yourself. In his skit, he alluded that we are not responsible for another person’s self-esteem. Therefore, he inferred if your self-esteem is low, it is your problem. What the comedian missed in his standup was that our self-esteem develops based on our life experiences. Meaning parenting style, being praised, or criticized, being respected or disrespected, all have correlational influence on having low or high, secure or defensive, self-esteem. So, in some degree, we do influence how someone’s self-esteem develop, based on our relationship to the person.

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