Self-Esteem John Vasconcellos was a member of the California State Assembly for approximately 30 years. He presumed that low self-esteem was the explanation for crime, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and school underachievement. "He believed that boosting young people’s self-esteem could be seen as a “social vaccine.” This signifies that enhancing a teenager’s self-esteem meant it could be a cure for possibly anything. People with high self-esteem obtained more money and paid more for their taxes. His conjecture was that if self-esteem could be ameliorated, then it would be balanced out for the state’s budget. “As a result of his research carried out in the 1990s, Baumeister concluded that the premise that low self-esteem was a problem, and…show more content… They worry about how their children will feel if they fail at something, and they constantly try to reassure their children about how good they are notwithstanding a mediocre performance on a test or at a recital. In other words, Western parents are concerned about their children's psyches." Amy Chua precipitation is that Western parents are perturbed about the self-esteem of their children. They are persistent in encouraging them to make them feel good about themselves. "I'm not going to play anymore, I said nonchalantly. Why should I? I'm not a genius. You want me to be something that I'm not! I sobbed. I'll never be the kind of daughter you want me to be!" Amy Tan did not have the same interest in playing the piano as her mother did. She stated that she could not be the things her mother expects from her as a daughter. “The only thing that prevented them from succeeding was their mind tricked them into believing they could not. If your mind tries to convince you’re incapable of something, and you believe it then like those toddlers, you’ll begin to feel hopeless and stop trying.” Guy Winch example in this quote was three toddlers were playing with the identical toys. They all responded disparate to failure. Some of them kept trying, gave up, or did not even try at all. They were more than capable of succeeding, but their mind tricked them. You being to be despairing, which something you should not do. “We all start thinking of our faults and all our shortcomings what we wish we were, what we wish we weren’t. We call ourselves names.” We tend to start being harsh on ourselves in any possible way we can. "Loneliness creates a deep psychological wound, one that distorts our precipitation and scrambles our thinking. It makes us think that those around us care much less than they actually do." When we are lonely, we struggle between believing the truth and the lies.