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Fundamentally, self-confidence is a willingness to take action and fail, because a confident person understands that despite the possibility of failure, they are capable of succeeding.
Any attempt to uphold “selflessness” as a moral standard guarantees the erosion of your self-esteem. . . . To attempt to live by a “selfless” moral code is to become, in effect, your own worst enemy.
Alex Epstein of the Ayn Rand Institute has written a great column about the significance of New Year’s resolutions and why so many people find it hard to keep them: Every New Year’s Eve millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Whether the resolution is to get out of debt, to spend more time with […]
A recent article in USA Today (“Enough Already With Kid Gloves,” June 1) exposes some of the absurdities committed by the self-esteem movement in education, such as the prohibiting of red correction marks. It seems the color is “frightening” to students, and teachers should use more “pleasant-feeling tones.” But it is dangerous to dismiss such […]