When once there was a "beauty" queen who suffered endlessly with self doubt, also there was an "ugly" person who had the highest self esteem. What is the biggest difference between them? One was happy and one was sad. Self esteem, or the level of it, did allow for the happiness and not that which was on the outside. The feelings of personal satisfaction do outweigh any other feelings or circumstances. Let not your heart be low because of your perceived failures. Perception is not reality. Realty has nothing to do with life. Does it matter if you lose everything or gain everything in relation to reality? No, for you do not change nor does reality. You are not this thing which you appear to be. You are the eternal living spirit of God – changeless and forever perfect. From this there is great esteem to be had. Lift your sights above the manufactured images that the world has to offer. See everyone as what they truly are and you will live above the world.