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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

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    I'm so thrilled to say I'm actually gaining

    some self-esteem without feeling guilty about it. Man, this is such a freeing thing. Usually when I feel like asserting myself I think that it'll be considered "being a *****" or even getting those comments like "You're an ***." And honestly, these comments have been from...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Nov 10, 2014

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    Rounded Corners

    It's important in the sense that it is the key to self confidence and shows that we care about ourselves despite our strengths and weaknesses. Good self esteem is a stepping stone to happiness as long as it doesn't lead to narcissism and self indulgence.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 2, 2011

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    It's True!

    I used to have horrible self esteem, and it made me so depressed that I hated life. When I finally managed to start raising it and fixing it, I stated to be happier. I loved my self more, and was an all around more happy person. I now know that I'm a beautiful, sexy, wonderful...
    DeadsyDreams DeadsyDreams 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2009

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    I never had a low. Self esteem.

    I think people need to learn to love themselves and try working on making themselves a better person instead of doing nothing and complaining about it.
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M Nov 10, 2014

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    Wish I Had Some

    Don't know quite where it went, but it seems to be gone now.  Maybe I am being punished.  I used to have plenty, probably more than my fair share, but when you live in a competitive environment it really does help you get by.  When you leave the competitive...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Mar 9, 2010

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    Worthy ...

    Our core of strength ... good self esteem ... without it we cannot project the positive traits we all possess. If we believe ourselves to be worthy of love then we will be loved.  It really is that simple.  How can we not be worthy of love? ... think about it ... we...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F Nov 10, 2009

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    Having A High Self Esteem Is The Best

    I have to admit I have not always had a very good self esteem. When I was younger people would be cruel to me and try and push me around. I was quite shy and didn't have any siblings. I had many heartaches but over came most of them. I can truly say that my self esteem has gotten...
    nikka11 nikka11 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    The Elusive Self Esteem

    Ahhhh self esteem , just what is it and how do you get some? The ways you don't get it are super easy to identify, Sisters telling you that you "could" be pretty or you "could" look nice if you only lost 5 lbs. your whole entire childhood, which then progresses to 10 lbs as you...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Love Thyself, Too!!

    Self esteem = the esteem of your muthafukkin self (as said by Katt Williams lol). The clothes don't make you.... you make the clothes! Feel beautiful and you'll BE beautiful!! B-) I used to struggle a lot with self esteem when I was younger until one day I had an epiphany: I make...
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F Oct 8, 2013

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    Very Important

    I think having good self-esteem is crucial to being happy. It took me 30 years to discover this, and I still struggle with it daily. I truly am trying to love myself now, and it's extremely difficult, but I have to try. I mean, if I don't love myself and protect myself, who will...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    Happiness Or Self Esteem?

    I have worked on self esteem and happiness and it seems they are the same, IMO. ..When I'm happy, i have good self esteem/worth. when I'm feeling good about myself, I'm happy. so maybe if i work on both it will all turn out very good. my new "happiness" teacher is at: google...
    jimrich jimrich 66-70, M Jan 27, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Its happening again. At the moment my self esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I have always had low self esteem. And just when it seems I am getting through this problem, I go back to hating certain aspects of myself. My goal is to have a healthy self...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I guess being bullied as a child, being disabled, having a father who talks down to you constantly will effect you for years. I've tried exercise, talking about it any 'new hobbies...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses May 13

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    I battle depression for years, last year i tried to kill my self, now i am on antidepressants for mounts and they are helping me a lot, my suicide thoughts are gone. But i still...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F May 18

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    I woke up this morning and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    It's funny though,self esteem how much it matters.On the job brain full of ideas I want to say them,I want to contribute,but no.Mouth open no words,hand in air in gesticulation...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    I wouldn't normally share this on a site but I just need some advice I can always remember. In primary 5/6 I had loads of pimples all over my face and now in high school it's all...
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I believe my self esteem is high in certain parts of my life, yet in some areas I feel there's very little confidence, I feel worthless to most people so often. I have yet to...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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    so I asked a question on EP just fooling around asking if anyone would date me, 10 people replied abd they all said no!!! except for one who turned out to be 70!! ( thanks but no...
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 3 Responses May 18

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    I fought self esteem most my life, there's day I can over come it, those days I realise I hurt people and I know that's not me, but you get tire of people taking advantage of who...
    galerie2015 galerie2015 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    i literally can't STAND people who think looks are what's important and then they act surprise when that 'good looking' person, turns out to have the personality of a sponge, and...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M May 25

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    I hate the fact that I can't stand up for myself. I am so careful to not hurt myself. I'm very insecure. I'm afraid of the things that they might me thinking of me negatively...
    LifeisRiddle LifeisRiddle 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    I think Father's are sorely overlooked. I am not talking about the absent ***** donors, or the mean, cruel vindictive male that lives in the home. Oh and by the way those have a...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    Or the art of not giving a ****. Cause seriously I still remember things I said and did in second grade that make me wonder if it make people hate me. Even now I can't stop my...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response May 4

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    I had a really big fight with my boyfriend today because I caught him looking at **** and it made me feel so ugly. I know looking at **** is natural and I look at **** too. I have...
    origamilover origamilover 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Am african, my Mum and Dad got seperated when I was 8 years. Tho they are not legally divorced.. Dad just went his way with another woman and mom got angry and left, I lived with...
    glowpulse glowpulse 18-21, M 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Over the last 10 months the children have blossomed after a bitter senseless custody battle was resolved. They are so much happier having their father in their lives, My step...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F May 3

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    i think looks are 40% and personality in 60%. the looks draw people in but the personality keeps them interested- thats how i think:)
    Carrrie Carrrie 16-17, F May 8

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    This is my favourite quote of all time. I will try not to go based off her looks.. Even though I will. It is my human nature I think to want to date a beautiful girl. Still this is...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 1 Response May 15

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    I dont care about how attractive you think you look, if you have an ugly heart and a bad attitude... you're ugly. Plain & Simple
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 5 Responses May 18

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    I am a father myself. I grew up with a father who was present but wasn't there. As a result, i had trouble with my identity as a man. Got into the wrong crowd. Got into trouble. A...
    a1v1n25 a1v1n25 31-35, M 3 Responses May 14

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    When your mums ask what were doing for Mother's Day... Oh, I didn't think you liked your children. I'm sorry 😪
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3 13-15, F May 9

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    My father left when I was three, choosing my half sister over me. His last words were "I never want to see you again," but recently I've been thinking more and more because my half...
    adventureman299 adventureman299 16-17, M 2 Responses May 20

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    I mean saying a real goodbye. Not a pretend goodbye to someone you know you'll see again soon. Saying bye to someone you love, because you know it's going to be a long time...
    James13xx James13xx 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so done saying goodbye , it feels like this is all I am doing in my years of existence. I find myself saying more goodbyes than actual hello's. This explains why I am who I...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 16 Responses a week ago

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    So, when I moved from primary to secondary school I began to be the platform on which bullies attack. I didn't suffer any physical attacks, however I was ridiculed and picked on...
    ftariq24 ftariq24 16-17, M May 14

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    i hate feeling like there's no one there, I just want someone too care.
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I don't feel very pretty right now. I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    darknight00 darknight00 26-30, M 2 Responses May 22

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    imdarknight00 imdarknight00 26-30, M 4 days ago

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