Human Behavior is Reciprocal

2 Oct


or what you give is what you get.  Self-esteem is a result of behavior, not a cause.  This is why in the absence of competence, respect or integrity, self-esteem development is a behavioral dead-end.  People who believe they are competent, respectful or honest when they are not are likely to have that belief pounded out of them by reality.  Fortunately reality, if you pay attention, is a very good teacher.  If two parties in a failed relationship are both working on rebuilding the relationship, the outcome will likely be quite satisfactory to both.  These comments were catalyzed by a recent article in the WSJ entitled How to Handle a Run on the Friendship Bank.  Take the time for a good read.

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