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Self Esteem

Arrow Image An essay written for a language arts class describing the effects of high and low self esteem.

High self-esteem is very good for students to achieve because students who have high self-esteem, tend to get higher grades because they believe they can do it. Students with low self-esteem don’t care and don’t even try their best because they think they can’t achieve anything. If students don’t get good grades, then they might not get as good a high school education as they might have gotten if their grades were higher. That gives the college and university educations a problem too. Then their jobs will be affected. People prefer to hire people with more skill. People’s entire lives are affected by their self-esteem. People who should encourage others who have low self-esteem raise it are teachers, friends, and parents.
Things that help people with lower self-esteem are high grades, winning awards, praise, team-building activities, achieving your goals, friends, confidence, and hobbies. High grades prove to people who have low self-esteem that they can be just as good as any person. High grades help achieve even higher grades. Winning awards also helps low self-esteem. It shows them that they are as good as, or even better than many people are. Achieving your goals and winning awards brings you praise from other people, which makes your confidence higher, so you achieve even more success. That raises the praise rate. Applauding even when someone loses helps telling them that they did their best, which will make them think that the other team was just better. If thinking the other team is better, then they will decide to get better themselves. Having friends helping someone, gives them somebody to rely on, and helps them realize someone is there for them and that the friends are working hard for the low self-esteem people to succeed. That will give them something to go for.
Low self-esteem is bad for people. Things that cause low-self esteem are low grades, bad family that argues all the time, and dissing. Low grades cause low self-esteem because they make someone feel worthless and they don’t concentrate so much on studying and on their lessons, so they get low grades over and over. Bad family causes someone to have low self-esteem because the person has to listen to their parents argue all night, and then they don’t get enough sleep, and they wonder what’s going to happen to their parents the next day. They think of themselves something thrown in between their parents worth nothing secure to hang on to. Dissing a person lowers the person’s self-esteem because they think the other people are right and they wish they die (worst-case scenario). They think themselves as everybody else’s plaything, and since nobody likes being laughed at, they feel different and think themselves as weird outsiders. Disadvantages of low self-esteem are low grades, no friends, no confidence or belief, and even sometimes loss of the meaning of the point in life. Nobody wants to be a friend with someone who doesn’t listen in class, just stays in one spot, does nothing, and doesn’t like or even have a life. Nobody likes people who don’t take chances in life if the things they are thinking of doing are things they have never tried before. Nobody likes people who don’t see the meaning of life and just stay shut away in their room and sleep through all of their time. Since nobody likes people like this, and there are people like this, the people are never going to get friends, which will lower even further their self-esteem.
All in all, to have high self-esteem is good and is going to get you friends, high grades, and fun in life, while low self-esteem is going to bring you only low grades, sorrow, misery, no friends, and loss of meaning of life. To keep up your self-esteem you are going o have to get some good grades, practice harder, get high grades, and don’t bother listening to people who diss you. Your self-esteem determines your future! Let it be a good one![img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]


CrazyCaity123on November 25 2006 - 01:21:08
...not necessarily. I don't try, don't do anything, and still end up with straight A's.
Arto_8000on November 25 2006 - 01:51:19
I don't really agree that self esteem has a direct link to grades in general. Someone people just don't do well at school even if they want to. Also someone people just learn easily like me for math. I don't listen in class, I do half of my homework, and I always finish the math exam 30 minutes before the end (It's 1hour exam) and never got a grade lower than 90% for them. Also I knew someone for him having good grade doesn't matter, he just needed to pass and he have a really good self esteem of him. Your theorie is interessant at some point, but I don't really thing it's a generality.
darksunon November 25 2006 - 07:47:15
too much selfesteem is not good. it just means you're tooooo full of yourself. if you want to keep it real,you got to stay humble. peace.
Protokolon November 25 2006 - 16:23:32
You all suck at attempting to make subtle remarks that make you seem extremely intelligent with little effort, so I won't even mention my grades :happy:. Btw, darksun, that's called being over-confident and conceited. Having good self-esteem is exactly what it's definition implies. If you have `too much self-esteem` than it's not considered self-esteem anymorePfft.
ranmaon November 25 2006 - 18:20:15
2 all of you: I am talking about the majority, and if you really want to, you can achieve what you need. I know some people don't try but are still good, like me. I think all the material they teach us is way too easy. We go over how to multiply in 6th grade!!! Anyway, this is what my language arts teacher wanted to hear, so that is what I wrote. I did not consider everyone's opinion. 2 Protokol: thanks for the encouragement.
HopelessRomanticon November 26 2006 - 00:32:04
Interesting... But maybe too much stereotyping.
Sarah_Briarmosson November 26 2006 - 02:22:14
And some of us have no self esteem and top grades. *shrugs* Maybe I'm just weird.
Protokolon November 26 2006 - 03:20:13
Sarah_Briarmoss: You obviously have some sort of self-esteem to even come here and brag about your grades. Wink But, I don't think it is directly related to grades, as I said, just more social interaction. And we all know, friends come in handy when you need to cheat on that AP Calculus test you forgot about. Pfft
shabouwcawon November 29 2006 - 15:53:21
i dont believe its related to marks at all. i know plenty of people with low self asteem and get good marks. im not included in that coz im a cocky bastard and i get crap marks..
-The_Flash-on November 29 2006 - 17:33:29
OOOOooor if you can be fucked revise. I heard that helps -.-
-The_Flash-on November 29 2006 - 17:33:57
[bitching]Low self esteem in english? Or do you not know about paragraphs?[/bitching]
ranmaon November 30 2006 - 12:50:58
our teacher was just an idiot
sharpskater80on December 01 2006 - 04:09:13
I've always had a theory that kids who got a 4.0 and stuff took amphetamines or their parents had something done that was special. Because most times they are in other activities, work, drive, fuck, own their empires, etc. etc. Myself and a lot of people I know are fully capable but uninterested in getting good grades, we don't care. The pace of things in class is pathetic anyway. Being smart is the worst thing you can possibly be in high school.
sharpskater80on December 05 2006 - 05:05:23
ah what a rant, i should take that back Sad
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