When Low Self-Esteem Beats You!

Apart from death, perhaps the worst thing that can ever happen to a human being has to be low self-esteem. Strangely, unlike other conditions, this one is often taken lightly even dismissed most of the time. The worst thing about this condition though, is that if left unchecked, low esteem sufferers always go on the rampage, destroying anything and everything on their path, as a form of bizarre release.

In textbook terms, self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have a healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. On the other hand, if you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your own opinions and ideas and you may even constantly worry that you aren’t good enough. Herein lays the problem.

Although negative beliefs are said to be caused by experiences one may have encountered in life such as workplace bullying or intimidation, abusive relationships, persistent stress or hardship, or traumatic events, most of the negative beliefs are said to mainly come from one’s childhood.  Families may not know it, but they will be raising little Hitler’s and Pinocchio’s right under their roofs.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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