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Many of us have our growing up years filled with experiences that destroy our self-worth. Slowly we establish in our minds that we are not good enough.
Self-worth is different from self-esteem which can be bolstered by improving our skill sets, social positions, and our performance. Self-worth is a basic sense of being deserving to be loved and cared for and to be alive in this world.
When we fail to do what society wants us to do, we lose approval and experience unworthiness.
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