We Give In Too Easily

  Self EsteemNo one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. We are by nature a consensual lot, given to many a wind-blown whim.  Confer no power to others which is rightfully yours, and this includes above all, your assessment of yourself. In this regard be kind. Unlearned persons blame others for their own faults.  Those who have begun to understand blame themselves for their own shortcomings.  But those who have achieved some modicum of wisdom, blame neither others, nor themselves.

I met a gentleman today who stated flatly that he has made a plan to reach the age of 104 and was to be shot when found at a local whorehouse. A fairly well developed sense of self-esteem I would say.  

1 Comment

  1. Rose said,

    September 18, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    I see so many people blaming others for their mistakes when things don’t go right in their life. When do we begin to start taking responsibility for our own lives? We’re adults here and we want to be treated as such unless it’s not in our favor and then we want to blame someone else, anyone but ourselves.

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