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angela anima-korang

Graduate Research Assistant, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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How do we deal with the culture of criticism, especially at schools, work, and in our private lives?

When do we learn that in most cases, what others think of us is just a reflection on their character and not on us? When do we accept that we are who we are and that our self-esteem is based on how we see ourselves, and should not be on how others see us?

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    Mar 27 2013: angela, are your statements really true? Because don't we feel good when we have a friend, someone we think likes us. If our feeling about ourselves was only based on what we thought of ourselves, it wouldn't matter whether we had a friend or not, would it?
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      Mar 28 2013: Very well said, Greg. We do need others. After all, a man is not an island made entirely of himself, right? The question is, should our friend's opinion mean more to us than our own?

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