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Self-esteem is a fragile thing it is easily destroyed not so easy to re-build and yourself and other people around you are the ones who destroy your self-esteem, now I have self-esteem issues and I would love to change a few things about me but most of those things I can’t change or will cost me thousands to change and to be honest I would prefer to put that money towards and house or car and in 5 or 6 years when I finally have the money for these changes I most likely will love these things about me. I personally have compared myself to others and I would say things like her hairs butter then mine she has a slim face why don’t I and those thoughts are not healthy either is judging other at times e.g. let’s say I see a girl in all black and her hair across her face and I would think cruel things in my head such as she’s just emo or she’s probably ugly or my initial reaction eww and if you are emo or wear all black with your hair draped in front of your face I’m not here to pick on you because every single person on this earth is beautiful and I might not be to your liking and some people aren’t to my liking but anyways so many people suffer from low self-esteem.
74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone.
92% of teen girls say they want to change something about the way they look.
90% of adult women say they want to change something about the way they look.
40% of teen boys in middle and high school want to change something about their body.
7 in 10 girls have some kind of self-esteem problem.
Common low self-esteem engagement activities include:
Way to cope with low self-esteem:
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