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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    WindsomeFlurry WindsomeFlurry 26-30 Nov 10, 2014

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    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I go through bouts of sadness where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    People only care or start to ask when ur gonešŸ˜¢
    Rose7879 Rose7879 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Pendulum stops and falls away Life sifted through like sand Storms of summer rain Flooding lifelines in our hands Our skin of blood and bone Gently close to dust and blows Our home...
    badday928 badday928 18-21, M a week ago

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    Hello! My name is Emma and Iā€™m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F a week ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I don't think I will ever find love. Just don't know where to look.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M Aug 22

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Isn't it ironic, We ignore the ones who adore us, Adore the ones who ignores us, love the ones who hurts us, and hurt the ones who love us.
    TheWordsOfDeadGirl TheWordsOfDeadGirl 13-15, F Aug 21

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    I'm that friend who vanishes into thin air.
    SplitGivanni SplitGivanni 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Today my mother told me again, that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Goodbye by Mudvayne describes perfectly how I feel right now.
    badday928 badday928 18-21, M Aug 20

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    I may not be the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm capable of loving with all my heart. It really doesn't matter to you?? *sigh*.
    PinkyJess1 PinkyJess1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I may not be the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm capable of loving with all my heart. It really doesn't matter to you. *sigh*.
    PinkyJess1 PinkyJess1 22-25, F Aug 20

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out. I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Within a week of one another, both my washing machine and dryer decided they had issues and went on strike, so I've been visiting local laundromats. Tonight, a man and woman left...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I was messaging back and forth with an old friend from high school, and the question of whether I had tried dating came up. I basically told her no, because not only am I far too...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I have no self esteem. I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm really feeling like crap today and I don't know why. I'm feeling numb and invisible. I'm so tired of all the negativity around me when I'm trying so hard to be positive and...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I just really dont like myself, people tell me I'm pretty and all but then it makes me feel like people only like me for that, especially guys because i don't think I have a great...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm not an ugly person I'm (I've been told) that I'm rather cute. I'm a small woman and for a black woman I don't have a very big butt my co-workers like to joke that I have no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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    Chill out enjoy life to it's fullest.Have a good sense of humor be open minded to learning and growing as a decent human being.Let drama live in soap operas let a smile exist upon...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M Aug 15

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    I have low self esteem issues. I suppose all my life I felt like I was ugly. Being bullied throughout my school days made me feel less of myself. I do not think I have ever spoken...
    BreakingTheRules BreakingTheRules 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I hate sounding like I'm whining or complaining but I really wish I had better self esteem. When I was younger I had braces and I was a stick (well I still am) and I just got made...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F Aug 13