Top Ten Most Meaningless Things to Base Our Self-Worth On

I would've made the title more grammatically correct by calling it "Top Ten Meaningless Things On Which We Base Our Self-Worth", but it didn't sound right.

I hope all of you are happy and confident. Your self worth is based on you alone! And your loved ones, that's what makes you awesome!
The Top Ten
1 Appearance

I truly believe that appearances are not important. Cliché or not, they really aren't. Good lord, if I based my self-worth on my looks alone, I would have met my maker years ago! It saddens me to know that looks, to most people, are the be-all and end-all. If you are a half-decent human being, to anyone who knows you, you'll look beautiful anyway! So what's the point of worrying?

Honestly, I don't think I've ever encountered someone who I thought was truly, outwardly ugly. It's always been personality that sealed the deal.

2 Popularity

The most meaningless one goes here, of course. I have never cared for popularity, and I don't think that's going to change. Puberty may have something to say about that, though...

Popularity isn't completely based on how many friends you have. It's about what others think of you. You can't call yourself popular if you act like a total jerk to people.

I will never be popular. I know that and accept it. My friends and I hang out at one of the far tables, and that's most likely more fun than being dissed at the popular kids' table.

3 Weight

As long as you're healthy, weight is quite meaningless! I have never struggled with this personally, but seeing other people go through body insecurity is just awful!

As Meghan Trainor says, Every inch of you is perfect, from the bottom to the top!

4 Monetary Wealth

Social class is completely nuts and says nothing about who you are.

5 Grades

Unfortunately, this is something I struggled with. Now, I know I'm not stupid, but I still put too much of my self-worth into those letters on the report card. I beat myself up over an A-, and most of the time, it's just one project or test I completely bombed that happened to be worth a lot. They're hardly reflective of how smart you really are and have become increasingly unreliable for evaluating a student's progress.

Good grades do not equal intelligence. They also won't make you a better person.

6 Social Status

Social status is similar to wealth, but it's the amount of respect people have for you. This can also apply if you're young and no one listens to you.

The fact is that social media enhances one's depression quite dramatically because other people look perfectly happy on it.

7 Coolness

It's terrible to lower your self-esteem because you don't "fit in" with all the cool people. All the amazing people in the world are deviant or set apart, not part of the crowd.

Just be yourself, people. It isn't THAT hard!

8 Success

Success is when luck, hard work, and talent come into play. But sometimes it's just luck. Hardly a good judge of self-worth.

9 Talent

In response to my drawings, I often hear people saying things like, "I can't do anything" or "I wish I were talented," and let me tell you, first off, that's the complete opposite of how I want my drawings to make you feel!

Secondly, your personality and the people who love you create who you are. A talented person who is egotistical and mean doesn't even compare to a good personality!

10 Flaws
The Contenders
11 Social Media Followers
12 Another's Opinion

This, I think, is most important. Those people are separate from you, so why let them dictate how you act or feel?

13 Online Reputation

You also need to have a good reputation outside the internet.

14 Virginity
15 Job Title
16 Doubt
17 Clothes
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