Je suis un chat.
That means I am a cat in French.
I was taught that when I was, ooh, lets see, maybe 11 months old?
I studied French until I was 18, in fact I was quite grand at it.
Despite the fact that my teacher said I had one of the worst accents she
had ever heard, I got a grand grade A Level.
I think may actually remember saying Je suis un chat in the spoken exam.
Whereas this phrase I am a strong and worthy human
Or this one I may achieve anything I want to achieve
Well, no, I can not
remember being taught either of those.
Ok, I might
accept the possibility that if I come back in the next life as a cat,
(who lives in France), it might be fairly handy to be able to say Je suis
un chat, but *this* is what I struggle with, *this* is what keeps me awake
Why, oh why, was I taught that phrase, but not the other two?
I am a strong and worthy human
I may achieve anything I want to achieve.
These two, repeated morning and night, outloud, and fairly often throughout the
day, will give you an increased level of self-esteem immediately.
Go on, right now as you read this, say it outloud, I am a strong and
You will *feel* stronger and worthier.
If we accept the failings of our education, as well as appreciating the
grand bits, we can see the gaps in our understanding, and educate ourselves.
Self-esteem books cost only a few dollars, or you might
get them in a library.
Most of us build no effort whatsoever to educate ourselves in adult life.
We rely on what we we are
taught at school, and in my view thats the
reason most of us do not
even come close to realising our lifes potential.
If you take the measure
to look at yourself, learn something new, you may
wrestle back the reins of your life and take your life in whatever
direction you choose.
Teach yourself and reap the rewards.
You might not have been taught it at school, but by jiminy you can teach
So why *arent* we taught self-esteem at school?
Je ne sais pas! (I do not