How high is one’s self-esteem?

How high is one’s self-esteem?/ 一个人的自尊有多高?/ Berapa tinggi harga diri seseorang? (Dalam bahasa Cina dan Melayu / 中文和马来语)

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Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world on your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.Oprah Winfrey

How high is one’s self-esteem? Here are some examples of young people with high confidence and self-esteem. What others think does not matter!

  1. Kavievanan and his masala tea business [see above] It was sensational news when jobless graduate engineer, Kavievanan Subramaniam, 23, took to the road on bicycle to sell masala tea. He becomes an instant businessman, his own boss! Mr. Kavievanan became a role model for many young people to emulate, especially during this trying COVID-19 period. This is an example of a person with high self-esteem. Never mind what others think. As long as he is making an honest living! Congratulations!
  2. Michael Tee and his bagful of goodies! “Michael lugged a bagful of calculators, pens, and toys. He went from table to table at the restaurants.” “Why can’t you just sit at home and wait for your A-level result?” “I enjoyed doing this. Many aunties bought from me. They must have pitied me!” Michael grinned cheekily. He flopped onto his bed and was soon fast asleep! So high was his self-esteem then. He ignored what others think about him selling items table to table openly. That was quite an experience while waiting his result and entry to tertiary education!
  3. Tommy Lam, his free chemistry book, and a washing machine Tommy approached the stationary shopkeeper. “If I buy thirty books from you, can I get one free?” And he did [RM400 per book]! Next he bought a washing machine and shared the price with other course mates who stayed in the same house they rented. When they graduated from that university, the machine was sold to the next lot of housemates! Good self-esteem, very enterprising, too!

谷歌翻译成中文 (Google translated to Chinese)

一个人的自尊有多高?以下是一些自信和自尊的年轻人的例子。别人怎么想并不重要!

卡维瓦南和他的马萨拉茶业[见上文]这是一个耸人听闻的消息,当失业的研究生工程师,卡维瓦南苏布拉马尼亚姆,23岁,骑自行车上路出售马萨拉茶。他成为一个瞬间的商人,他自己的老板!卡维瓦南先生成为许多年轻人效仿的榜样,尤其是在COVID-19这一尝试时期。这是一个自尊心高的人的例子。别管别人怎么想。只要他过上诚实的生活!祝贺!
迈克尔 · 蒂和他的一袋好东西!”迈克尔拖着一袋计算器、钢笔和玩具。他在餐馆里从餐桌走到餐桌上。”为什么你不能坐在家里等待你的 A 级结果?”我喜欢这样做。许多阿姨从我那里买的。他们一定可怜我!迈克尔咧嘴一笑。他扑倒在床上,很快就睡着了!那时他的自尊心太高了。他忽略了别人对他公开出售物品的看法。这是一个相当的经验,而等待他的结果和进入高等教育!
汤米林,他的免费化学书,和洗衣机汤米走近固定的店主。”如果我从你那里买了三十本书,我可以免费买一本吗?他做了 [每本书 Rm400]!接下来,他买了一台洗衣机,并与其他住在他们租的房子里的同学分享了价格。当他们从那所大学毕业时,这台机器被卖给了下一批室友!好自尊,也很有进取心!

Terjemahan Google kepada Bahasa Melayu

Berapa tinggi harga diri seseorang? Berikut adalah beberapa contoh golongan muda yang mempunyai keyakinan tinggi dan harga diri. Apa yang orang lain fikir tidak penting!

  1. Kavievanan dan perniagaan teh masala [lihat di atas] Ia adalah berita sensasi apabila jurutera siswazah tanpa pekerjaan, Kavievanan Subramaniam, 23, mengambil jalan pada basikal untuk menjual teh masala. Dia menjadi ahli perniagaan segera, bosnya sendiri! Encik Kavievanan menjadi model peranan bagi ramai anak-anak muda untuk mencontohi, terutamanya dalam tempoh COVID-19 ini. Ini adalah contoh seseorang yang mempunyai harga diri yang tinggi. Tidak pernah keberatan apa yang orang lain fikirkan. Selagi dia membuat hidup yang jujur! Tahniah!
  2. Michael Tee dan begnya goodies! “Michael mengemis beg kalkulator, pen, dan toy. Dia pergi dari meja ke meja di restoran.” “Mengapa anda tidak boleh hanya duduk di rumah dan menunggu keputusan A-level anda?” “Saya seronok melakukan perkara ini. Ramai makcik yang dibeli daripada saya. Mereka mesti telah menitiskan saya!” Michael grinned cheekily. Dia melepaskan ke atas katilnya dan tidak lama kemudian cepat tidur! Begitu tinggi adalah harga dirinya ketika itu. Dia mengabaikan apa yang orang lain fikirkan tentang dia menjual meja barang untuk meja secara terbuka. Itu adalah pengalaman sementara menunggu keputusan dan kemasukan ke pendidikan tinggi!
  3. Tommy Lam, buku kimia percumanya, dan mesin basuh Tommy mendekati penjaga kedai pepejal. “Jika saya membeli tiga puluh buku daripada anda, bolehkah saya mendapatkan satu percuma?” Dan dia melakukan [RM400 setiap buku]! Seterusnya dia membeli mesin basuh dan berkongsi harga dengan rakan-rakan kursus lain yang tinggal di rumah yang sama mereka menyewa. Apabila mereka lulus dari universiti itu, mesin itu dijual kepada banyak rumah tangga seterusnya! Harga diri yang baik, sangat berdaya naik juga!

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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