High Esteem – Not


Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold them in such high esteem.

Quite frankly, I don’t have anyone in my life that I hold in such high esteem.  I feel it unfair to put someone up on a pedestal that way.  Unfair on oneself, and unfair for that person too.
I have however watched as people have put their favourites as high up as possible; such as mothers with their children, husbands and wives, and vice versa.  I think the ones who take the cake though are some mothers with their sons. Those who feel that their son is a gift to all women on earth.  I pity the wives of these men, not because of the man, but because of the mother in law from hell.
What grates at my flesh mostly though, are the so-called “public figures” who are admired to no end by their followers or fans.  It does not matter how egotistical or how much these people contradict themselves…their followers are blind to the facts.  Reminds me of those charlatan types.
On a more whimsical note though, I wouldn’t mind, for once in my life, being a person to someone who thinks I can do no wrong…


57 thoughts on “High Esteem – Not

  1. I felt exactly as your first words of this post said so I chose to not do this one 🙂 We all pot on our pants one leg at a time and NO ONE on this earth is BETTER than the next.

  2. My friend we must never forget that all of us are a work in progress. We do the best we can with what we have and know at any given moment. We are on this planet to learn and experience. The only way we can execute this task is to not focus on our failures. A failure is just an indication that there are some things that we still have to work on. Bottom line — you are perfect just as you are today. The key in life is to get out of the fault finding mode – with ourselves and with others. Compassion always do more than any other method we used to date. We must stop fearing failure. Failure and flops is part of our learning process. We put so much pressure on ourselves when we are never satisfied with what we have or what we achieved to date. Each moment is an opportunity to make a fresh start. Never look back what could or should have been. I view you as perfect and think you will even be more perfect a week or a year from now.

  3. your stories are great, educational and emotional, by the way, mothers are the best, and being a mother, you should feel great for giving life, men are weak by nature, ask michelle obama

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  8. It’s quite true if you put people on the pedestal, it’s possible that they could have an inflated opinion of themselves. However, it’s always very positive to encourage them if they have done well and it is good to appreciate people for their kind acts. You are very blessed
    Indeed, Michelle, for being a loving mother.

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  10. The photo you took is absolutely perfect for this post Michelle and what a great post as well. Just like you, when it comes to people I don’t have them up on pedestals. People are far too human for that and no one is perfect and we all make mistakes. Some more than others and well, that is how most of us learn.

    I also feel the same where the public figures are concerned and well, around here some folks put themselves on those pedestals and think they are above all. So silly and vain. I actually feel sorry for them. 😉

  11. I know no-one who I might consider putting on such a high pedestal. Who would want to be here anyway as it’s so easy to fall afterwards. 😀 We are all human and the stress of such a responsibility wouldn’t be fair. 😛

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  13. When I read the question before going any further I tried to think of someone in my life…and like you I couldn’t …because I don’t believe it’s realistic ….however I have to say …I’ve written a lot about my mother…. and she would come pretty close to being that person… Of course she passed away many years ago…. and while I know she wasn’t perfect it would be hard to criticize her … Diane

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  15. There is no-one on my pedestal. I, like you am also cynical about the way people worship certain leaders and celebrities. When these people fall off their their pedestals, which they almost invariably do, they tend to fall much harder than us mere mortals. 🙂 I think that to love ones family and friends unconditionally is the main thing. We all have our faults and failings, and a measure of forgiveness and tolerance is often very necessary. Hugs to you. 🙂

  16. This one makes me think! The people I hold in highest esteem as those who “can do no wrong” are always the new people I meet. The halo stays there until I know them well and they become part of my human “family” and that’s when I realize they are not really perfect.

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Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

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