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Self-esteem is often misunderstood to mean a sense of self-importance, of being special.
The misunderstanding stems from not understanding who your “self” is in the first place.
It isn’t the one who hit the home run or the one who won just by participating.
The self as I understand it is the ever changing awareness of the humanity you live and breathe in this moment.
Just when you think you have a handle on it, it changes.
The moment you think you’re special the special changes to ordinary human being.
This is crazy making when you want it to work some other way.
Every thing you want to stay the same, even your self, is always changing.
Finding a way to accept that can give you the esteem you’re looking for.