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The Building Blocks

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
Of all things which I have learned during around six-months working, probably the biggest, and most important lesson is about learning how not to care too much on other people's judgements and expectations.
As someone who, ever since I was still a kid, has always been perceived by the society as someone "smart" or "reliable", I notice that as facile as those judgements can boost one's self-confidence, they can also create massive self-esteem breakdown if not achieved as frequently as expected.
This problem roots back to when I was a kid, a teenager, and pretty much all the time when I was at school. I am so used to compliments, I have always ranked well from elementary to high school, got many incredible opportunities, won competitons, even graduated with astounding GPA. The amount of those compliments are overwhelming and it was very enjoyable that I unconciously made my own self esteem out of those. Those compliments and other people&…