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A healthy self esteem is the greatest gift

I believe that the greatest gift we can give our children is a healthy self-esteem.

Without it, they’ll seek affirmation from the worst sources in their quest to feel appreciated.

The greatest skill they can acquire is that of observation, which in turn, develops their critical thinking skills.

Without it, they’ll struggle to tell truth from falsehood, sincerity from insincerity, and reality from deception.

The greatest characteristic would be modesty. Because when modesty is gone, we can do as we please because the consequences have no bearing on our conscience and renders dignity and self respect irrelevant.

This is important…especially in light of the masses of failed adults that have abandoned their responsibilities towards their children and their families.

We have failed humanity, which is why this world is in the disastrous state that it’s in.

The only way to change it is to make sure that we don’t pass the failings of our generation onto the next generation.

If you’re reading this, I hope you’re doing right by your family first, and then your extended family, and then society.

If not, today is a good day to start.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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