Self Respect

Even though many people have different opinions about self-respect, and often get confused between; self-respect, self-confidence and arrogance. I myself see self-respect as a type of inner peace that helps a person have a positive outlook on life.
A person who has self-respect holds their head up high and says, “This is who I am, this is how I am living my life, and these are the reasons why I am, the way I am.” As children, we are taught to respect our parents, teachers, elders, the law, and many other things. We come to value respect for certain things when we are older. The value of self-respect may be something that we take for granted, we discover how important it is when our self-respect is threatened, or if we lose it due to making mistakes such as lying or stealing and then having to work to regain it back. People may easily become confused between self-respect and self-confidence because the two may seem similar, but they have very different meanings. People with self-confidence trust in their own abilities, have a general sense of control in their lives, and believe that individuals will be able to do everything according to the dictionary definition. Those who have a lot of self-confidence may have control of their lives but will never really appreciate their lives without having self-respect.
There are people who have self-respect and are very positive about things, and then there are people who have too much self-confidence which leads them to believe that they need to come first in any situation, and if they do not they will become angry or upset. People with this problem tend to have impulse problems, meaning that people are inclined to act on impulse rather than thought. I know of a few people who have self-respect for themselves and who will go far in life because they accept the fact that they are not perfect and never will be. One person I know who has self-respect and self-confidence for himself is my friend Bobby. He...