“That kind of life is most happy which affords us the most opportunities of gaining our own self-esteem.”
You will never rise above the image you have of yourself in your own mind. Your self-image is much like a self portrait; it is who and what you picture yourself to be.
Do you base how you feel about yourself on false standards such as where you live, what you look like, the car you drive, or the opinion of others? If so your self-image may not be an accurate reflection of who you really are.
Every person has an image of herself or himself.
Who do you think you are?