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When the wind of change blows …

Change by Jeffrey A. KottlerThere is an ancient Chinese proverb that goes: “When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.”

Change can cause people to become frightened.  They want to stay with what’s known even when it’s rendered obsolete.

Life teaches us that the only constant is change.  We make changes all the time, some big and some small.  The big changes may be frightening because they mean that life will never be exactly the same.

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Self-esteem and school bullying

School bullying is a wide-spread phenomenon.  Nearly every child who goes to school has had either a first or second-hand experience with bullying.

Because it’s believed that people with a high self-esteem don’t depend on outer judgements people might mistakenly think that kids who bully possess a high self-esteem. 

When we take a closer look at bullies we realize that these students don’t have a high self-esteem at all.  On the contrary, their self-esteem is so low that they have to prove their power over and over again by bullying others.

 Kids with high self-esteem don’t need to prove it to themselves and the world over and over again.  They’re just balanced and calm. 

 

The most convincing sign for a high self-esteem is genuine interest in others in a friendly and supportive way.

Make your list of important things in your life

It’s the time of the year when people start to make lists of resolutions for the coming year.  This year, I’ve decided to try something different.  I’ve made a list of the things that are important to me in life.

If you had to make a list of the most important things in your life, what would be on it? 

You’ll find out how important things are when you make your list and then imagine that you don’t have them. 

Two of the items on my list are Good Health and of course, Esteem.

Health is one of the most important things for all of us.  You may not think of it as long as you’re feeling great,  but when health is absent then you only think of getting healthy again.

Esteem is another life theme which is essential for a happy life.  When you don’t get esteem you feel unhappy.  When esteem is part of your life you’re balanced and self-confident.

This year, maybe you can make your own list of important things in your life.