How to Build Self-Esteem (And Does it Even Matter?) | Mark Manson
Do you wake up each day and love being you? Do you support you? We all have self-esteem needs, in which we desire recognition of our achievements by our peers, we develop a sense of competence and have the respect of others. We feel our own sense of self-worth. Most of us are familiar with the idea that low self-esteem can mean poor decisions about sex—or the propensity for good decisions with a healthy self-esteem, for that matter.
When you look into your partner's eyes, what do you see? Hopefully the answer is love, respect and support. Next, answer this question: Do you feel that you deserve those feelings?
Self-esteem isn't the silver bullet some people think it is, but it's still important. It just depends on how and where you're getting your self-esteem. Pan across the charred remains of Europe. Show the brave American heroes returning home, buying cheesy houses and making tons and tons of babies.