Self Worth Analysis

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First impressions mean a lot in society. Many people judge others based on appearance, their experience with a similar person, or stereotypes set in stone over the years. Usually, once people make their first inference, they can’t divert from that mindset. Especially when interacting with different age groups, people often disregard others because they think they’ll receive the same treatment they usually receive from others who are significantly different from them, and because of this, those who come from different backgrounds and age groups are growing further apart. In respect to stereotypes, people usually think of America and burgers, or China and rice. They scoff, completely disregarding the subject because they place themselves above…show more content…
It is the generosity and [acceptance] of others that makes our lives bearable”. When children are treated with contempt and disregard throughout their lives, they’ll start to question their worth. But because people are raised “in a culture where the primacy of the self and its satisfactions is everything,” this “conflict” between their “sense of entitlement and [their] shaky sense of self-worth enrages [them]”. “Conscious of [their] jealous sensitivity to any slight, [they] go out into the public arena armed only with [their] own willingness to be aggressive or oblivious in response”, thus continuing the…show more content…
Why treat others with respect when they probably won’t return it? The answer is that this antisocial behavior only breeds more loneliness and self-loathing. There’s no telling who someone is and how they will treat others based on previous encounters with people from the same age group. In order to break this barrier between different worlds and bring society closer together, people have to be willing to challenge their doubts and try to get to know others before making a final decision. Recent studies have shown that “the brain reacts to” social alienation the same way it reacts to a physical injury; in effect, with “thoughtless and self-protective behavior,” people are inflicting emotional injuries on each other, “each one of which is felt as acutely as physical pain.” People must find a way to “re-establish the encouragement of empathy, respect and consideration toward” each other. These values make people “feel happier and less threatened by the world around” them and bring people from different backgrounds and age groups closer
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