>because self-reflection is a painful process that people don't want to do. It forces people with weak hearts to go into a self-perpetuating cycle until something gives (bankruptcy, breakdown of relationships, suicide, etc)
I saw that whole process when I was with someone who had abysmal self-esteem.
It's the worst fucking thing, you can't imagine.
You literally see someone you love self-destructing and damaging everything around them. It's heart-breaking.
Worst is, sometime a good therapy session is all they need, but the lone though of facing their fears make them create tons of excuses to not go see someone.
I saw lovely persons go to shit like that, and they did all sorts of stuff to avoid their responsibilities, addictions, sex, constant search for validation and praises.
It's fucking awful.