Nobody Can Give You Self-Esteem

A few months ago someone requested this section of Yaron’s full London speech be made into an individual video. Well, wish come true.

It’s an excellent part of the talk.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

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9 Responses to Nobody Can Give You Self-Esteem

  1. Aiston February 21, 2013 at 1:30 am #

    Anthony, what do you think of this?

    Also, that site might be a good place for you to network your 21 Convention on, since it says on the site its geared for “masculine men”.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson February 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      The author is largely, although not entirely clueless.

      Is he actually idolizing FDR?

      Contrary to neo-liberal and neo-conservative propaganda, FDR was the second worst president in American history, second only to Lincoln.

      The post is filled with a bunch of well narrated nonsense otherwise.

  2. Aiston February 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Good video clip. That’s the whole point in the daily practices found in Hindu traditions like Yoga. Though a systematic sadhana (daily practice) of meditation (self directed mind control), one can actually gauge one’s own progress in self actualization and this gives a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly sense of accomplishment (self esteem). Also the Hindu concept of varna, where work was also an integral part of self actualization, not separate from it. The Eastern wisdom traditions are very wholistic in their approach to the human experience. Nothing is seen as separated from the goal of self actualization. Everything can be mindfully used to that end; meditation, work, relationships, recreation, body care, etc.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson February 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      No mention of altruism.

      Given how prevalent that is today, and in recent history, it needs to be addressed first and foremost in the study of a given philosophy or set of principles.

      • Aiston March 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

        “No mention of altruism. ”

        Where? In the video posted or in my comment? Neither are about altruism. Or did you post that comment under the wrong topic.

  3. Aiston March 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Didn’t Ayn Rand diss on EWT (Eastern Wisdom Traditions), which she ignorantly referred to as “mysticism” because of the erroneous, misinformed and uneducated view that they were based on “altruism”?

    I recall reading something like that in one of her works and shaking my head in disbelief. This is why “media literacy” is so important, from the age of 3 on.

    • MC March 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      [boo-diz-uhm, bood-iz-]

      a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment that enables one to halt the endless sequence of births and deaths to which one is otherwise subject.


      the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many schools of philosophy and theology, many popular cults, and a large pantheon symbolizing the many attributes of a single god. Buddhism and Jainism are outside the Hindu tradition but are regarded as related religions.


      A religion of India that emphasizes freedom from the material world through purification of desires and elimination of personal identity. Hindu beliefs include reincarnation. ( See Brahmins, pariah, Vishnu, and yoga.)

      Ayn Rand is right.

      • Aiston March 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

        Both Rand and the above statement re: Hinduism are wrong.

        Bad research or just wiki?


        • MC March 6, 2013 at 12:01 am #

          No, not Wikipedia. The actual dictionary definition from, and the real definition instead of the one you wish it could be. Also actual life experience from being born in a Hindu household.

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