On Responsibility

There is a difference between ‘fault’ and ‘responsibility’ that we often overlook today. You are shaped by forces largely out of your control. As a child, you were stamped with experience, and were very limited in your perception of that experience. Psychological problems, repeating cycles that you notice yourself going through, and even negative personalities […]

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A Short Contemplation About Self-Esteem

“If my aim is to prove I am ‘enough,’ the project goes on to infinity–because the battle was already lost on the day I conceded the issue was debatable.” –Nathaniel Branden, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Yesterday the thought occurred to me that we are easily persuaded about the subjectivity of perception; I see from […]

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Nathaniel Branden On The Meaning of Self Esteem

Nathaniel Branden’s classic 1994 work on the nature and importance of self-esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, is one of the most important books for anyone embarking on the quest for self-betterment. Branden literally wrote the book on self-esteem; in fact, he wrote several, with The Six Pillars being the most monumental. Understanding what self-esteem […]

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