Self Esteem And Its Effect On Society Essay

1279 Words May 6th, 2016 6 Pages
“Ch-ch,” the gun is to the head, and the trigger is ready to be pulled- but why? Their life is perfect. Low Self-Esteem is the lack of confidence, which is mostly found in teenagers and some adults. Although many teens portray that they have their lives together, the truth is that innumerable teens struggle with low self-esteem because of the media, and relationships with parents. Can these thoughts be corrected, and identified?
California State University suggest that the meaning of self-esteem is: “Self-esteem is how we value ourselves; it is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others. Self-Esteem could be defined as: What our unconscious believes to be true about how worthy, lovable, valuable and capable we are.” If people believe that they are useless and not capable of achieving their full potential then they will have a low self-esteem. When people believe that they are capable of everything they either have one really high self-esteem, too much pride or a enormous ego. Low self-esteem is a thinking disorder and once this thought of one 's self is formed, this view permeates every thought, producing faulty assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behavior (Self Image Media). Hawkins et al. (2004) stated that most of the women portrayed in the media are 15% below the average weight of women, and there has been evidence that these women have become increasingly thinner over the years. All the media advertises is how the muscular man…

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