Is Self-Esteem A Path To Success?

It is the opinion of many, that through research, more and more students think they are something special. High self-esteem is considered to be a good thing, but will too much of it be still good to be a success? Does Confidence Breed Success? About nine million young people have filled out the American Freshman Survey, since it began in 1966. It asks students to rate how they measure up to their peers in a number of basic skills areas - and over the past four decades, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of students who describe themselves as being "above average" for academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability and self-confidence. This was revealed in a new … [Read more...]

Self-Esteem Starts At An Early Age

Self-esteem and Loving Yourself Self-esteem is loving yourself enough to believe that you can attain a goal. Self-esteem is what's being taught to young girls in a running program, not necessarily for running. "Girls On The Run" is the name of the organization, but this organization aims to build little girls self confidence, to ready themselves in going through adolescence to overcome society's negative image about females. A Curriculum That Instills Self-confidence “You don’t have to be a runner,” said Victoria Wieben, a mother from Marion and a member of Girls On the Run of Eastern Iowa’s Board of Directors. “I think that’s difficult; you get a lot of people who say, ‘Oh, I don’t run… … [Read more...]

Trolling Takes It’s Toll

Online harrassment and abuse targeted at specific users of Twitter has taken it's toll in recent weeks, and a number of well-known entities have copped this trolling or 'virtual abuse'. As more and more incidents of the practice or abusive behaviour on social media come to light, calls have been made by the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and from NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher for a review of commonwealth telecommunications laws, and the closing of any loopholes that prevent legal action against online harassment. In a press conference earlier this week, Gallacher claimed the police need to be more empowered to arrest perpetrators of trolling. Trolls Viciously Spread Hate On … [Read more...]