Another common feature of a low self-esteem is the presence of an idealized standard.
“You see your face, you see a flaw. How. If you are the only person who has this face.” – The Beauty Construct
The quote above will always be one of my favourites. It addresses that place where we look at ourselves and shudder. Where we look at our heights and faces and skin colour and tell ourselves that this is not it. I wish I was taller or white or born in someplace else.
But how can we spot a flaw in ourselves without a double we can call perfect? Perhaps if there was someone else exactly like you, with your face, hair, complexion and skin, who also carries everything you are on the inside; perhaps if you were correct in your judgments of perfection and this ‘double’ meets every single standard, maybe then you can call yourself flawed.
This is the second story of the Inside Out series for this month.
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Ikeja, Lagos State.
Let me share a story with you today. It is the first of the ‘Inside out’ series in which I’ll be sharing some of my experiences with you. These experiences-cum-stories were eye opening events from which I learnt that:
Dedicated to every one out there with a low self esteem.
I know low self esteem. I know it well enough to say that it weakens people. It makes you think that you are not up to or that you can not do it and so, you begin to think of yourself as below every body else.