We look at the number of people with whom we share the planet and we feel intimidated. How, given that there are so many other human beings, can you and I feel entitled to consider ourselves special? But that may be the wrong way to look at it. We should be saying 'I'm one of seven billion and, as none of the others are exactly like me, I am truly unique! Employ whatever psychological mechanisms you care to use today but puff yourself up a little. If you nurture your pride, you will soon have much to be proud of.