Overcoming Low Self-Esteem | TED Talk by Rube van Tienen (Dutch)
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TLDR Finding passion and purpose in one's interests can have a transformative effect on one's life, but relying on external validation for self-worth is ultimately unsatisfying, and true fulfillment comes from accepting and embracing one's unique qualities and being okay with who you are.
"I feel lonely and worthless." - This insight highlights the emotional impact of low self-esteem and the negative perception one can have of themselves.
Rube's fascination with magic, sparked by receiving a magic box as a gift, played a transformative role in his life, showcasing the power of finding passion and purpose in one's interests.
"Do what is impossible. Can do what no one can." - Rube van Tienen emphasizes the importance of pushing boundaries and achieving the seemingly impossible.
The sudden attention and compliments boosted the speaker's self-esteem and self-confidence, highlighting the impact of external validation on one's self-image.
Rube van Tienen reveals the downside of relying on external validation, as his self-esteem collapses when he doesn't perform, indicating a lack of intrinsic self-worth.
Despite his success and achievements, Rube still feels worthless deep down, highlighting the disconnect between external validation and internal self-worth.
🍊 We are all unique individuals, and comparing ourselves to others is unfair because we each have our own strengths and qualities.
"If I can just be okay with who I am...then I have the freedom to live the dreams."