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To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem - What's important is self-compassion.

To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem - What's important is self-compassion. | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

 

 

If you look under the Self-Help heading on Amazon, you'll find roughly 5,000 books listed under the subhead Self-Esteem. The vast majority of these books aim to not only tell you why your self-esteem might be low, but to show you how to get your hands on some more of it. It's a thriving business because self-esteem is, at least in Western cultures, considered the bedrock of individual success. You can't possibly get ahead in life, the logic goes, unless you believe you are perfectly awesome.


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There is a middle ground and to get their one has to first manifest humility. In North American humility is not looked upon as a virtue by most youthful people. Perhaps they are far too busy healing themselves ot low self esteem and applying I am awesome band-aids to go deeper and then develop 9 Practical Superpowers  http://www.iam-u.org/index.php/how-to-develop-9-practical-superpowers

 

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Ana Tapia's curator insight, December 27, 2012 7:23 AM

Self - Esteem or  self-compassion: The main point  it´s to read what is this meaning of self- compassion, according new studies.

Angel Muñoz's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:18 AM

Believe in your Awsomeness and you'll definitely get better in life. Taken from a recent scoop by TimeThief

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A heartfelt wish….the “gifts” of kindness, appreciation, compassion and persistence

A heartfelt wish….the “gifts” of kindness, appreciation, compassion and persistence | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

flapping gentle wings
wings with these qualities delicately embedded and woven into them
flying along,
as much as one can,
with courage, persistence and perhaps even…wisdom

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Understanding How Children Develop Empathy

Understanding How Children Develop Empathy | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
How do children develop prosocial behavior - "voluntary behavior intended to benefit another" - and is there a way to encourage it?

 

 

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Five Lessons in Human Goodness from “The Hunger Games”

Five Lessons in Human Goodness from “The Hunger Games” | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
The dystopian tale is really about compassion, empathy, and cooperation, argues Jeremy Adam Smith—and there's scientific reason for that.
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