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Self Esteem Movement Creates Monsters

Adrienne thinks that we've over inflated the importance of self esteem. Hey, sometimes realizing you're a jerk is the best thing that can happen to you:

Today we are reaping the rewards of the self-esteem movement which reached warp-speed in the 60's. The whole concept of "We are perfect because God made us, therefore we can do no wrong", has infected the schools (sans the God part), and has crept under cover of darkness into the churches. TV personalities like Oprah Winfrey prattle on about how wonderful we are - God don't make no junk, doncha know - and pop psychologists have jammed the book stores with enough feel-good nonsense to keep even the most depressed among us busy for an eternity.
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Adrienne said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the link. Love you guys!!

Anonymous said...

As a Catholic counselor, the only thing more frustrating to me than the pop psychologists touting self-esteem, are the so-called Catholic mental health professionals that say self-esteem in wrong. In truth, authentic self-esteem could be defined as: "appreciating the person God created you."

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