Esteem is a simple word. It is worth and value that we apply to people, places, and situations. It will be the amount of respect we assess. We now have esteem for the world leaders. We have esteem for places like church and synagogue. We have esteem for an exemplary performance whether it is in sports, acting, or just doing the proper thing. Nevertheless the most critical place we have to apply esteem is within ourselves. We must maintain our self-esteem in order to place value on ourselves as a worthy individual in the entire world. Self-esteem can impact every single section of our lives. If that esteem is low, our lives would be dull and gray. Elevating esteem for ourselves could very well be the key to happiness in life. Many people's feelings and thoughts about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their daily experiences.