Aside from my self-esteem, maybe part of the problem is I am not manipulative or shallow. It disgusts me that people are so open about qualities that I find should be more a source of embarrassment than pride. Kindness, consideration and a forgiving sprit have always been qualities I thought were better choices. These thoughts came up as I was reading some other folks LiveJournals tonight. I know Judgment is not a politically correct idea and I also know that the room for improvement in my own life is big enough to house a large family, however, Judgment is also an innately human characteristic and ability. manipulation and shallowness are wrong and repugnant.