I heard you briefly refer to self esteem and the idea of promoting self-esteem versus self-respect on your weekly Podcast.
I grew up in the era of self esteem, however, my parents always spoke of respect. Please go into detail on your thoughts as to why promoting self-esteem degrades oneself.
Lane (father of five)
Quite a lot has been written about the self-esteem movement that, from its beginnings in 1969, had a huge, and mostly negative, effect on educational and cultural trends. We urge you to do some research on this topic. There are so many articles on the subject, many of which acknowledge the damage done by this movement.
No matter how flawed the movement is, it has pervaded modern culture. Unfortunately, the results can be seen all around us.