Esteem for Iceland

Lonely Planet Iceland Travel GuideIceland is one of those countries I still dream of being able to visit it one day. Why does this country fascinate so many people, me included?

Its location so far in the north is certainly one point. Iceland. Its climate seems to be unwelcoming – at first glance. Then you discover so many great details about this country that are amazing and surely call for our esteem toward this beautiful country Iceland.

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Esteem and open-mindedness

Open Mind Thomas KeatingChildren look freely on the world with curious eyes, eager to discover new experiences – open for everything and everybody.  The most amazing thing about children and their approach to the world is that they don’t judge.

Children are too young to have prejudgments, this fact makes them open-minded.  The way they look at events and people makes us think about ourselves and our approach to the world.

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Esteem for our Oceans

Ocean: A Photicular BookWhile World Ocean Day was created in 1992 at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit it only received its official designation by the United Nations in late 2008.

More and more countries celebrate World Ocean Day with special events.  It’s a sign that we take seriously the responsibility of protecting the oceans.

Getting the designation is certainly a sign of esteem in an official way.

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Esteem and human dignity

Dignity Donna HicksHuman dignity means that human beings are in a state of being worthy of honor or respect. We can exchange the words honor and respect with esteem.  People are worthy of esteem.  Human dignity and esteem are two expressions of the same human condition.

Human dignity is another word for intrinsic worthiness.  That means people deserve respect regardless of age, abilities or social status.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Simply living Indigenous People JonesIn August the world celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.  Its purpose is to direct worldwide attention to the situation of indigenous people in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development.

Indigenous people deserve our esteem as much as everyone else.  They maintain their heritage and traditions in high esteem.  Living according to their traditions shouldn’t be a reason for receiving less attention and support.

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Esteem for Business Owners

Get over your damn self Romi NeustadtOwning your own business is no walk in the park. It’s hard work and consistent commitment.

Business owners deserve our esteem. For their decision to start a business and for going ahead with it in prosperity and adversity.

Giving anybody good advice who wants or thinks about starting a new business is always great if it’s driven by esteem and respect. There are mental traits that help people starting a successful business that you might already have but you also can learn.

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The difference between self-esteem and self-compassion

Self-compassion Kristin NeffWell, the main question is: is there a difference at all between self-esteem and self-compassion. It depends on how we define the two.

Self-esteem is the way we feel about ourselves. Do you feel generally good about yourself, then your self-esteem is considered to be high. Self-compassion on the other hand is about how kind we treat ourselves.


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Esteem for Katherine Hepburn

Me Katherine HepburnAfter having given esteem to Cary Grant as being one of the greatest actors ever, well, today it’s time to give the same esteem to Katherine Hepburn, one of the greatest actresses of all times – in my eyes.

Katherine Hepburn died 2003 only four years short of being able to celebrate her 100th birthday.

It’s said about Katherine Hepburn that she was best known for her fierce independence and spirited personality.

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Esteem for young baseball players

Managing Little League Baseball McIntoshTwelve and thirteen-year-old boys represent in the Little League World Series the best young baseball players around the world.

These young boys certainly deserve esteem for their efforts.  They give it their all and despite their youth, demonstrate a high level of talent.  It’s a joy to watch them play just because they love to play the game.  The audience gives them a lot of esteem which pushes them on to spectacular catches and clutch hitting.

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