I have heard the terms self-love, self-hate, self-esteem all my life. I have had issues with self-esteem all my life because of being picked on usually because of my weight. Although my mom doesn’t seem to think that the term “self-esteem” exists because she used to have the healthiest self esteem that I ever saw. Although I don’t know what was going on with her on the inside, she was a rock on the outside.
Oh yes, there is also another “self” word I’m thinking of and that is self worth. Growing up, I learned to associate my self worth with things that should not matter.
I just thought about another “self” word: self hate. What does it really mean? It means thinking that your life has little significance. It’s blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong. It’s carrying around so much guilt, it’s not even realistic.