Choosing Low Self-Esteem: Carrying the Mental Equivalent for Self-defeat

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Feature Article by Frosty Wooldridge
Millions of Americans live their lives with low self-esteem.  Teenagers learn it from one or both parents.  Others choose it by comparing themselves with movie stars.  Many young women mutter to themselves, "I'm not good enough…I'm not as pretty as Becky the captain of the cheerleading squad…I'm not smart enough to pull top grades."

This week, National Public Radio, reporter Steven Inskeep said, "A recent study showed that 65 percent of teenagers suffer from depression and anxiety."

Millions of teenagers live on their smart phones. A second study showed the average teen texts 3,300 times a month. That's over 100 times a day.  From such a study, researchers found that teens lack the ability to communicate with one another face to face.

The average American male watches 4.1 hours of TV daily and women watch 3.5 hours each day.  Any wonder our society faces relatio
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