"The Self: Improving the Self and Others" recommends methods of boosting self esteem through humbleness and happiness. A discussion occurs around maintaining well being as well as the importance of setting goals. Learn to take control of your life and venture toward a more optimistic future. In improving oneself he or she can also improve the health and well being of those within their surroundings. Improving the self means maintaining well being, improving happiness, demonstrating empathy, and aspiring to attain goals.