Feelings Of Inferiority
The minute you lose your personal sense of worth and your positive self image, you become a slave. Lack of self-respect, self-deprecation, and ignorance of your own marvelous qualities are tickets to the slave train. Shame or embarrassment about your ethnic or religious background is tantamount to carrying around an iron shackle with a 50-lb. ball and chain. Your feelings of inferiority are an invitation to let society dictate how you should live your life.
(Rabbi Lazer Brody)