can someone’s self-esteem be too high?
first, 19 responses is the highest amount of comments i’ve ever received on one post… and definitely the highest i’ve ever received on a “roll call” post. very cool. i learned a lot about you all. i am continually humbled that you decide to stop by here on your way to somewhere better on this massive world wide web.
on another note, lately i have been challenged with the idea of “can someone’s self-esteem be too high?”
i’ve always been an advocate for healthy self-esteem. if you were to ask one of my friends, they’ll say that i am quick to say, “i am hot”. i’ve been this way for as long i can remember. case in point and the reason i post this question today: when i was in the restroom yesterday at work, i looked up to the mirror when washing my hands, was taken back suddenly and clearly remember saying to myself out-loud, “dang, you look GOOD today.”
but did i?
when it comes to what the world has to say, it is easily put, “you’re super short, you shop at lane bryant cause you’re so fat, you wear glasses cause your eyes are too bad for contacts, your teeth could definitely be whiter, you don’t have a college degree, you don’t have a boyfriend, you draw on the ends of your eyebrows cause your mom waxed them off when you were 12 and frankly, you have hideous hobbit feet.”
obviously i am not too above the fact that most of these things are true, but because i choose NOT to focus on my negatives, is my view of self too high? or is it that i just have a healthy view of self when most people don’t?
i love that i color my hair all different colors, i love my funky glasses, i love wearing high-heels, i love that i am a computer nerd, i love that i am only 5ft tall, i love wearing make-up that’s too dark for me, i love mcdonald’s breakfast, i love that i sing at the top of my lungs in my bedroom and actually think i could be famous, i love shopping with friends even if i can’t fit anything in the store… i love me, and i love that about me.
this could quite possibly be the most random post i’ve ever posted.