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    Greetings fellow aliens.

    I see this concept being referred to a lot. How do you define it?

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    I define it as the evaluation of myself, based on my own standards.
    ...doesn't work or play well with others...

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    It's hard to define, so I will define it (good self-esteem) in relation to my own life:

    A stable sense of self-value throughout your days, whether your are popular or not, attractive or not, successful or not. It's a grounded sense of identity and worth.

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    I don't define it, the dictionary does.

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    Does that even exist? [/teenage angst]

    Now. Accepting oneself with all of our virtues and flaws objectively seen. Or something like that. But objective.
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    For me it plays out in "I'm okay, you're okay."
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    It is the continuum of your attitudes and perceptions about the world and about yourself. It is reflected in your optimism, enthusiasm, confidence, work ethic, or lack thereof of all of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GZA View Post
    It work ethic, or lack thereof of all of those.
    I can have high self-esteem, and a sub-par work ethic, for something I deem unworthy of my self.
    It's just a ride

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    There you have it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm View Post
    Greetings fellow aliens.

    I see this concept being referred to a lot. How do you define it?
    For me, I understand self-esteem best when I think of it as self-respect.
    The more I do that I can respect myself for, the more self-esteem I build.

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