Essay on Fighting With Low Self Esteem

1070 Words Sep 1st, 2014 5 Pages
Everyone has demons that they’ve either learned to hide, or they’ve battled at some point in their lives. We all struggle, and some of us are simply better at dealing with it than others. For instance, some people battle cancer; Others battle bulimia or depression. And still, others battle with low self-esteem. It all depends on the person. Through these struggles, you learn more about yourself than you ever imagined, and you come to realize that they make you both who you are, and stronger in the end. My biggest battle was dealing with extremely low self-esteem, and depression.

They say that “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” But, that’s a lie. Words can, and do hurt. I like to compare them to bruises almost. You see, when you get a scratch, cut, or bruise, it eventually heals. The wound closes, and it’s almost like it was never there in the first place. Words on the other hand, hurt immensely, and they never fully heal. They leave inner scars. It’s like my favorite quote by Demi Lovato: “Many people think of bullying as getting beat up in school, but it’s so much more than that. For me, it was all the verbal harassment I had to deal with. People say sticks and stones may break your bones but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten.” I’d say that words are the greatest weapon a person can use, because they have a greater impact on how a person…

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