Ms. Monopoly & The Impact On Self-Esteem

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on November 4, 2019 - 4:38pm
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Recently the Toy company Hasbro has launched "Ms. Monopoly," and as the box says, it's 'the first game where women make more than men.'

If you're not familiar with the game of monopoly, it's a board game in which players move around the board, are able to buy property, make investments, get sent to jail, and are subject to both the randomness of good and bad luck.

So what's wrong with Ms. Monopoly? Nothing. We are going to do our best to stay out of the realm of politics on this podcast. It's hard not to touch on politics a little bit, since morality and politics can be closely related. But, if you want to read more about gender equality issues, etc., there are many articles online that can provide material for you to learn more.

Our job on today's podcast is to speak about the personal, self-esteem, effects of creating games and situations like this. Solely for the fact that creating high self-esteem is a precursor to health and happiness which we do care about tremendously.

Here Is What We Covered

  • Definitions and classifications. There's not a word strong enough to describe the horror of today's misuse of language and concepts. If you don't believe that statement, stop 10 random people on the street and ask for a definition of popular, politically charged terms today (sexist, racist, etc.) and see how many different responses you get. Step number one is to define all of our terms so we can be on the same page.
  • The nature of self-esteem, why it's important, why you need it and why you should be working on creating it.
  • How being singled out does not increase self-esteem but lowers it.
  • What lessons we need to apply to our lives.

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