How high is one’s self-esteem?

How high is one’s self-esteem?/ 一个人的自尊有多高?/ 中文和马来语)

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Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world on your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.Oprah Winfrey

How high is one’s self-esteem? Here are some examples of young people with high confidence and self-esteem. What others think does not matter!

  1. Kavievanan and his masala tea business It was sensational news when jobless graduate engineer, Kavievanan Subramaniam, 23, took to the road on bicycle to sell masala tea. He becomes an instant businessman, his own boss! Mr. Kavievanan became a role model for many young people to emulate, especially during this trying COVID-19 period. This is an example of a person with high self-esteem. Never mind what others think. As long as he is making an honest living! Congratulations!
  2. Michael Tee and his bagful of goodies! “Michael lugged a bagful of calculators, pens, and toys. He went from table to table at the restaurants.” “Why can’t you just sit at home and wait for your A-level result?” “I enjoyed doing this. Many aunties bought from me. They must have pitied me!” Michael grinned cheekily. He flopped onto his bed and was soon fast asleep! So high was his self-esteem then. He ignored what others think about him selling items table to table openly. That was quite an experience while waiting his result and entry to tertiary education!
  3. Tommy Lam, his free chemistry book, and a washing machine Tommy approached the stationary shopkeeper. “If I buy thirty books from you, can I get one free?” And he did [RM400 per book]! Next he bought a washing machine and shared the price with other course mates who stayed in the same house they rented. When they graduated from that university, the machine was sold to the next lot of housemates! Good self-esteem, very enterprising, too!

谷歌翻译成中文 (Google translated to Chinese)


迈克尔 · 蒂和他的一袋好东西!”迈克尔拖着一袋计算器、钢笔和玩具。他在餐馆里从餐桌走到餐桌上。”为什么你不能坐在家里等待你的 A 级结果?”我喜欢这样做。许多阿姨从我那里买的。他们一定可怜我!迈克尔咧嘴一笑。他扑倒在床上,很快就睡着了!那时他的自尊心太高了。他忽略了别人对他公开出售物品的看法。这是一个相当的经验,而等待他的结果和进入高等教育!
汤米林,他的免费化学书,和洗衣机汤米走近固定的店主。”如果我从你那里买了三十本书,我可以免费买一本吗?他做了 [每本书 Rm400]!接下来,他买了一台洗衣机,并与其他住在他们租的房子里的同学分享了价格。当他们从那所大学毕业时,这台机器被卖给了下一批室友!好自尊,也很有进取心!



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