Here's one of my favorite bits from George Carlin, taken from his last show "It's Bad For Ya". I'm not a fan of the self-esteem movement. My parents weren't either and I will proudly continue the tradition with my hypothetical kids. My reasoning behind that is simple. I have never seen a child of the self-esteem movement be very successful. All the people willing to go the extra mile have a chip on their shoulder. I'm not saying low self-esteem should be a requirement in life, but I'm saying that a little doubt in your capacities never hurt. Anyway, I'm not going to make an essay on the subject. Not today at least. Sit comfortably and take eight minutes of your life to listen to what George Carlin has to say on the subject.