“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Words so true, yet we constantly allow others to make us feel that way.
It’s normal to live with and have these feelings, but it’s what we do with them and how we process them that dictates where we go from there. We live in a world where we have to constantly compete; be there with the best of them and although that is considered normal, it’s often not where some of us are.
It all depends on where we’ve come from and what’s holding us back from our own childhood. It’s not that other people make us feel inferior; they don’t need to. The way I see it, is that all they’re doing is reinforcing what we already know and feel about ourselves.
What we need to do is deal with our own issues; take control back so that we feel more confident about ourselves. Given my physical and emotional needs as a child, I used to feel inferior but that only served to make me feel worse about myself. When I began to see that my issues weren’t about me, I was able to dictate my own rules at my own pace. It was then I began to turn my life around.
Listen to yourself more, listen to others less. Decide on a way forward and work on your confidence and self-esteem issues. When we begin to believe in ourselves, no one will ever make us feel inferior again. I know that because that was me and my life.