Low self-esteem

low self-esteem

Dear diary, Sorry to both you again.

~ Mike Twohy, The New Yorker Collection, 1996

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Homework is bad for self-esteem

Hobbes: Aren’t you supposed to be doing homework now?
Calvin: I quit doing homework. Homework is bad for my self-esteem.
Hobbes: It is?
Calvin: Sure! It sends the message that I don’t know enough! All that emphasis on right answers makes me feel bad when I get them wrong. So instead of trying to learn, I’m just concentrating on liking myself the way I am.
Hobbes: Your self-esteem is enhanced by remaining an ignoramus?
Calvin: Please! Let’s call it “informationally impaired.”

~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes