We all tear ourselves down more than anyone else would be able to. Those negative thoughts that we are at battle with are in everyone’s head. Isn’t it kinder to build up someone’s self-esteem rather than tearing it down? When we are tearing down someone with our words, aren’t we really trying to make ourselves look better? The irony is that we are perceived to be better if we only speak positive words about others. We will feel better about ourselves as well. When speaking to people or about people, it is best to use uplifting words rather than words that would hurt. Let us start uplifting others, rather than tear them down.