What Happened When These People Found Out What Their Loved Ones Really Thought Of Them

A social experiment.

It's easy to feel like we aren't good enough. We all judge ourselves too harshly, and reflect on our failures too critically. In an earnest resolve to "expect more" from ourselves, we dwell on the areas in which we need improvement, taking some of our most important accomplishments for granted. 

But we're better than we allow ourselves to believe we are. 

In the video above, we conducted a social experiment asking people to rate their own personal "success" on a scale of one to ten. No one gave themselves a perfect score. In fact, one mother confessed that she had shifted her focus away from work when her son was born. A young man said that he's been told countless times that he doesn't have what it takes to succeed. He rated his success accordingly.

We then turned the question around to their loved ones — whose scores told a different story. 

Watch the video above to see the touching reveal. 

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