There is always a sense of self-esteem operating, affected by and affecting how we evaluate, and how much we value and care about ourselves. Self-esteem also influences our perception of the world, as we see through the self-esteem flavoured view. When this flows into self-confidence (or lack thereof) we see how significant how much we back ourselves to act in the world, further shapes the world. Our real potential naturally lies beyond whatever constricted views, and blind spots (assumptions and presumptions) we inevitably have. Knowing we can, and how we can shape the self-esteem view, is another step on the path of freedom.