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 Most Meaningless Things to Base Our Self-Worth On

1 Appearance

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. - keycha1n

Are you kidding? I wanna look fabulous! Just kidding, if you're good on the inside, then that's awesome. - IronSabbathPriest

Appearances are on the outside, personality and a good heart is on the inside. Looks aren't what count. - Turkeyasylum

What's so go9d about looks? - jmepa123

2 Popularity

I will never be popular, I'm a social reject at school. That's why me and my 5 friends eat in the corridor outside the library at school. - IronSabbathPriest

I will never be popular. I know that and accept that. 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 - Haumea

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... - keycha1n

Popularity isn't completely based off 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. - Flamesofsilver

3 Weight

My Asian relative: you gain 1 lb=you are fat=you need a diet

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! - keycha1n

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

And now you got my parody of All About That Bass stuck in my head. "Cause I'm not all about that bass! " - RiverClanRocks

4 Social Status

Fact is that social media enhances one's depression quite dramatically, because other people look perfectly happy on it. - PositronWildhawk

Similar to richness, but the amount of respect people have towards you. This can also apply to if you're young and no one listens to you... Etc. - keycha1n

5 Coolness

Its 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. - keycha1n

Trying to be cool isn't cool. - PetSounds

Just be yourself, people, it isn't THAT hard! - Haumea

6 Monetary Wealth

Social class is completely nuts and says nothing about who you are. - keycha1n

7 Talent

In response to my drawings, I often have people saying things like: "I can't do anything" or "I wish I was talented", and let me tell you, first off, that is the complete opposite of how I want my drawings to make you feel! Secondly, your personality and people who love you create you. A talented person who is egotistical and mean doesn't even compare to a good personality! - keycha1n

8 Grades

Unfortunately, something I did struggle 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 one project or test I completely bombed and happened to be worth a lot. They're hardly even reflective of how smart you really are and have become increasingly unreliable over the years for evaluating a student's progress. - keycha1n

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

9 Social Media Followers
10 Flaws

EVERYONE HAS FLAWS. Unless you're Jesus or something, learn to live with it, and don't ever let them bring you down! - keycha1n

The Contenders

11 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? - PositronWildhawk

12 Doubt
13 Success

Success is when luck, hard work, and talent come into play. But sometimes it's just luck. Hardly a good judge for self worth. - keycha1n

14 Clothes
15 Online Reputation

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

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