self esteem and genius…

genius and self esteem

Apparently, today’s theme is all about self esteem.  This little nugget is one you can dip into the sauce over and over…

You don’t need to be genuinely great to have a great self esteem.  I’m sure that if you took an honest poll of all the hyper-confident perceived people out there in the world, they’d say that it’s not all true.  They are just as unsure about everything (including themselves) as those who have lower esteems.  What the lack in this outward confidence they make up for in a swagger, a manufactured presence that is read as genuine confidence… when really it’s all an act.

I wish I had that.  To act as though I’m right even when I can see that I’m wrong.  (stop laughing out there.)

being in shape… any shape…

in shape

Self-esteem is everything.  Being in shape is everything too.  Everything you are.  But what does it matter WHICH shape IN shape is?  You need to be healthy, no question… but six-pack abs can have the same heart attack as two kegs and a 2-liter.  If how you feel about yourself is skewed, the shape on the outside is relatively meaningless.  I don’t think there are enough fitness programs out there that specifically target the self-esteem.  Physical fitness programs say that one of the side benefits is a stronger self-esteem, but it never really is the main focus.

I don’t plan on doing anything about this.  I love myself and pizza too much to have them waging war against each other.