The self-esteem racket, racial variant

Source: The Irish Savant: “I love myself. So I must be good”

One unattractive facet of Christianity was the tendency to have people think ill of themselves despite evidence. But the Opposite Stupidity is to have people think well of themselves, likewise lacking evidence.

Self-respect is earned. Self-esteem is just cheap narcissistic self-talk.

Especially where evidence for it is nil.

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