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    Smile What is the meaning of "Self-respect is overrated."?

    Hi~

    Natalie : You must think I have absolutely no self-respect.
    Ted by doll : Please, Natalie. Give the guy a chance. Self-respect is overrated.

    What is the meaning of "Self-respect is overrated."?

    it this "Natalie has overrated self-respect." or "Ted overrates her self-respect."?

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "Self-respect is overrated."?

    There are things that are worth more than keeping your self-respect.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "Self-respect is overrated."?

    It's an ironic statement, contrary to the judgment of the community. For that reason it's humorous. It means "who cares if you appear to be an idiot, try it!"

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