IN THIS age, the society today has been called as a “narcissistic generation”.
Some individuals try to present the best version of themselves to get credits and a chance to be called famous.
However, we have to face the reality that sometimes things may seem unfair to the person who looks up to another. They pretend to be someone who they are not and choose to copy them to be recognized and acknowledged. As a result, some of them have issues with themselves because they tend to compare themselves to that certain person they look up to.
According to United States-based author and psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestore, insecurity is a critical inner voice, it was developed because of the painful experiences from the past.
As it grows, the individual has a negative feedback to one's self that creates a pessimistic attitude or negative notion of themselves.
Possible reasons of insecurities may be too much praising or intrusiveness or absence of a parent.
To bring back the child’s self-esteem and optimism in life, a parent must have a healthy attitude and also a connection to their children. They should also have concern, an undying love, and hope for their children.
The best way the parents could do is to accept their children for who they are and what they want.
After all, insecurities always exists but an individual will know how to fight it once they know there is someone who always got their back. (Randie Comilang, UIC Intern)
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on July 16, 2017.
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