Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Lesson on Self-Worth

Post written by Raymund Tamayo
Source: www.gradutempore.com

From a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, rate your self and the random person nearest you.

In other words, if you will put a value on yourself and to that “other” person, from one to ten, what would it be?

Epiphany: Anyone who answers less than 10 from either or both items will have serious problems.

Seeing ourselves more valuable makes us selfish and uncaring, while assuming that someone is more valuable than us gives us feelings of insecurity and self-pity.

If we don’t give our life and the lives of others the highest value, then how can we be grateful of our own life and be respectful of the lives of others?

When we have a mindset of everyone is equally valuable, it is easier to be courteous and appreciative.

We don’t immediately focus on the flaws of another, because we know she is still as valuable as we are, with or without the flaws.

We can easily respect another person’s opinion, because she is privileged to speak her opinion as we are also worthy to express ours.

We are not quick to defend our self when we are misjudged, because we know our self and we love our self and we understand that we will not be devalued by anything that anyone could ever say.

That’s why Jesus said that we should love our neighbors as we love our self.
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