After all, in private we’re all misfits.
I have a self-esteem problem. During sex I fantasize that I'm someone else.
Low self-esteem is the belief that we are not good or worthy enough. It's a self-perception. You can be wealthy, beautiful, or well-liked by others and still don't feel good about yourself. The way other people perceive you doesn't affect your self-esteem. It's how you perceive yourself that matters.
—Yong Kang Chan in Empty Your Cup
If only corporal punishment cured low self-esteem.