I am a student of engineering and working very hard to make an engineer. My self esteem drives me to work hard, if do not make an engineer; I lose many things in future. I lose the future itself, I lose a career, I lose the status in society and I lose a comfortable life. In compact words I lose life; a respectable life.
My self-esteem compels me to work hard because I want respect in the society and I need wealth for a comfortable life and I need a social circle for my intellectual satisfaction. All these things revolve around my self respect. I love my self and want to be loved by others too. How can that be? It is through my achievements in my career and social circle. I want to love others and respect others. I consider everybody equal or rather better than me.
It is my self-esteem that teaches me to be nice to all and let none to harm me. I want strength to defend myself and defend the weaker because I feel everyone has the right to live and live a peaceful life. Let nobody inflict worries on any one. It is brutal and animal act and void of mercy and humanity. It is my self esteem to be nice and brave and strong because this precious quality needs a strong defense. Unless I defend my self respect there can be no self esteem. It fizzles out in weaker people. They have no respect and no sense of pride, they always have insults, depravity and helplessness.
I couple self-esteem with power but power with gentle nature. Furious power like lion is not desirable that loves blood shed and tearing others asunder without mercy and empathy. Only a self sufficient powerful person, nation or a country can have self esteem and self respect.
Reviewing the above narration, self esteem is a big word with very vast meanings. It is not a feeling within oneself. It is manifestation of a personality that has a self esteem and the one that is void and barren of it. The very face looks different in each case. self-esteem is visible in reputation of persons, their conduct and behavior in general life.
My self esteem is my driving force in spheres of my life and I value it than any other valuable material property.
Self-esteem and pride are higher values and are not understood by uncivilized and uncultured people. They do have qualities somehow resembling these but they cannot be call self esteem and pride. It is obstinacy and stubbornness which breeds evil whereas self esteem and self respect are just opposite of those qualities.
Dr. Faustus must be having lot of self esteem in himself because of his knowledge; he was proud to be a knowledgeable person, later he lost his balance and became a proud person in negative sense. He thought he was as powerful as God and could anything he desired. This tilt and turtle sense of pride made him worse than an ordinary man. He lost everything and the most important of all mercy of God.
Self-esteem and humility in gentle nature are the same qualities. Self-esteem is in being lord of all other creatures and humility is towards the creator who made him the lord of all other living things. I am proud as a human being and I have self esteem because gifted me with reason; I have the choice and can make independent decisions.
My pride is in virtue and being gentle and helpful to the human beings. My pride is not the tyranny that I can bring upon my fellow beings. My self esteem is not that I am a wealthy person and do not need other human beings around me. My Self-esteem is in my self respect and indirectly the respect for all fellow beings that are made just as I am made. I am no different than billions of people around me. It is a very superior quality which an ordinary mind can never comprehend. It may have glimpse of it but not the full light.
Education is one great thing that gives us awareness and feeling that we are the lord of all creations. That gives me pride because of my status in the universe. With this awareness, I develop one more thing and substitute the name ‘pride’ with self esteem.
It is my Self-esteem that makes me defend against evil. I fight evil with all my might because my Self-esteem bars me to deprave myself to the level of vermin cursed to crawl on their belly and live their life like that.
I am a human being and I have the pride of a man. I am educated and cultured and have the self-esteem that makes me always struggle for the virtue.
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