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Old 05-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by curlypearl View Post
Do you think poor self-esteem is more likely in today's world than in the past? How about in the more developed vs. less developed countries.

I just wondered because there is so much talk about it nowadays. Was poor self-esteem always a problem and just not named as such?
With the disparity between the wealthy and those living below the poverty level and the increase in illiteracy (women make up over 40 percent of the world's illiterate), I do think it is still a serious issue, maybe even more so with pressure from social media and peers... In the past there was more equity in income and education levels, so it wasn't discussed as much in terms of it being a factor in social ills. Bit, today it definitely is there.
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