In my opinion, we find it hard to be true to ourselves because of societies pressures on us to assimilate.
I have always thought that we sell ourselves short to be like others that really do not have the best track record for being honorable and having unwavering integrity; yet, we continue to allow others to influence how secure our self esteem is by trying to be like them superficially.
Now, I don't mean to say that those that tend to have that superficial strong hold on us should exhibit traits of perfection, before we aspire to emulate them; however, we should look inward to identify those traits from within ourselves.
You are wonderfully made and should look to YOU first before expecting others to be your self esteem barometer.
I believe that there is nothing wrong with thinking highly of your self; it is wrong in my opinion, to think less of another person because of their life choices and experiences and state of being.
So, go on; I dare ya to go out there and grab the life that is meant for you and be Authentically You!
"Here's to Taylor making Your Home, Work & Social Life"
All my Best,