This one is for those who can’t seem to find the beauty in themselves. The ones whose hearts break every time they step onto the scale and stare at their reflection in the mirror.
Surround yourself with supportive friends. Don’t waste your time on someone who doesn’t build you up. Support your friends, too.
Self-esteem is essentially confidence in your worth and abilities. It’s incredibly important for men- especially in the society we live in today.
Unfortunately for most us, our self-esteem is in tatters by the time we reach adulthood.
“You need some meat on your bones.”
You craved normalcy. Simplicity. That comforting feeling like you finally belonged. But you never quite got there.
“I am eroding his self-confidence.”
Sure, boys still have a very special place in my heart, but they no longer define my self-worth. I am who I am because of me.
Human nature is a pretty funny thing, until you read about it. Self-serving biases, theories of how we defend our self-esteem when threatened, are apparently pretty aggravating when you really look at them.
From a psychological perspective, self-esteem is questionable at best and highly misguided at worst.
If others couldn’t see my worth, I must not have any.