This article is a stream of consciousness... Beware, it is like poetry... you have to feel it, you can't explain it.
Cultural memes, media bias, tell us that change is fast and dramatic.
So when you consider your own change, that is what you are planning for, or that is what you resist.Even if not changing means staying at a place where you don't enjoy being. But of the two bad things: dramatic change or staying miserable, staying miserable is still more attractive, because at least you know that place.
But cultural memes, media bias, are lies.
Actually, all memes are lies. It was, maybe, someone's truth, but it is not THE TRUTH.
It's my birthday today, and I guess, I should be doing something other than work... but I love working, so I am going to do as much of it today as i can.
What is great about having all this Social Media is that people are reminded that I have a birthday, so people come out of the woodwork.
But people do it in their inimitable way.
Self-expression... or maybe self-expression?
Some act as if they were the one stirring the soup of the Universe, and therefore had the right to tell me how to be, who to be... I have removed them from my mailing list. Unless I hired you to be my coach, your coaching is not welcome.
Yet others, who are stingy... your stinginess is expressed in everything you do and say. Especially in the "you are welcome" part... That "you are welcome" shows that they think more than 90% of the time about themselves... and nothing else. Continue reading "Birthday musings"
The new measure I am including in the Starting Point Measurements is Self-Esteem. Or more precisely: how distorted your self-esteem is.
Esteem, the word, comes from the Latin appraise, estimate, measure the value of, the size of... through French and Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘worth, reputation’): from Old French estime (noun), estimer (verb), from Latin aestimare ‘to estimate.’ The verb was originally in the Latin sense, also ‘appraise’ (compare with estimate), used figuratively to mean ‘assess the merit of.’ Current senses date from the 16th century.
So Self-Esteem is how you think your size is compared to others, compared to a standard.
80% of the people, who have a distorted (inaccurate) sense of themselves, overestimate themselves. This also differs by countries... a lot. For example, Koreans underestimate themselves, and therefore work diligently to measure up.