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Taylor Lux Journal #6 Soc 2000 This chapter focused on encouragement, self-esteem, and the resilience to keep yourself confident. Using Kirstin Neff, a psychologist from Texas, to illuminate the idea that having a higher self esteem can help encourage you to do better. Kirstin was going through a rough patch in life which led her to take an interest in self-esteem. The idea is that your life is centered around your self-esteem. It can take you to higher levels of living or bring you way down thus dragging your external life with it. Miss placing self-worth is where it can become detrimental to your life. I found the section on self-esteem interesting because I can relate to having terrible self- esteem. The book says that students with lower self-esteem suffer from anxiety, depression, and lower levels of motivation. I have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder which stems from
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