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The value of a person is immutable.

Unchanging Worth: The Immutable Value of Every Individual

By Lawal Published 4 months ago 4 min read

A speaker begins his speech by holding a 100 € note high in the air. He asks the crowd, "Does anyone want this note?" Several hands go up. Then, he throws the note on the ground and vigorously stomps on it to dirty it. He then asks, "Who wants this stained note?" More hands go up. So, he crumples the banknote forcefully and turns it into a small, crumpled ball of paper. Finally, he asks, "Do you still want this note?" Once again, more hands go up.

In the end, the speaker declares, "You have just learned a lesson. No matter what I do with this note, no matter how damaged it is, you still want it because its value hasn't changed, it's still worth 100 €."

1. Know your own worth: Like the 100 € note in the story, your intrinsic value as an individual doesn't change, regardless of what others may say or do. Learn about yourself, recognize your qualities, and have confidence in yourself.

2. Don't let others' actions define you: Just like the hands that rose to claim the crumpled note, don't let insults, rejections, or mistreatment by others make you doubt your worth. You are responsible for your own self-esteem, and you shouldn't let others' negative opinions affect you.

3. Stay true to yourself: When insulted or rejected, it can be an opportunity to show that you believe in your own worth. Stay authentic, respect yourself, and don't let negative opinions change you. Continue to believe in yourself and act in accordance with your values.

4. Use negative experiences as learning opportunities: Difficult moments can be opportunities for growth and learning. Use insults, rejections, and mistreatment as lessons that strengthen your resilience and help you improve as an individual.

5. Surround yourself with people who recognize your worth: Choose healthy and positive relationships with people who support and appreciate you for who you are. People who insult or reject you don't deserve your time and energy.

6. Cultivate strong self-esteem: Work on your self-esteem by developing your skills, celebrating your achievements, and taking care of yourself. The more you love and appreciate yourself, the less impact negative actions from others will have on you.

7. Don't let negative experiences hold you back: Life can be tough and unfair, but don't let hardships paralyze you. Accept difficulties as part of the human experience and use them as opportunities to become stronger and more resilient.

8. Learn to value others: Just like the 100 € note retains its value despite the speaker's actions, remember that each person has intrinsic value that deserves recognition. Take the time to appreciate the qualities and contributions of others and show them that you value them.

9. Don't compare your worth to others: Everyone has their own unique value, and there's no need to compare yourself to others. Focus on your own talents, passions, and achievements, and learn to appreciate yourself for who you are. Constantly comparing yourself to others only diminishes your self-esteem.

10. Be aware of your impact on others: Your actions and words can influence how others perceive their own worth. Strive to be respectful, kind, and encouraging towards others. By recognizing and valuing the worth of others, you contribute to creating an environment where everyone feels appreciated.

11. Seek a balance between personal growth and self-acceptance: It's important to continue growing and improving as an individual, but it doesn't mean you have to question your intrinsic worth. Accept yourself as you are while seeking opportunities to learn and grow.

12. Be mindful of external influences: Social norms, media, and

others' expectations can sometimes influence our perception of our own worth. Learn to filter these influences and focus on what is authentic and meaningful to you. You are the only person who can define your own worth.

13. Practice self-love and self-compassion: Extend love, respect, and compassion to yourself. Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Learn to forgive and accept yourself with all your imperfections. You deserve to be loved and appreciated, including by yourself.

14. Use your worth to contribute to the well-being of others: Your worth isn't limited to yourself. Use your talents, knowledge, and influence to make a positive contribution to society and those around you. By doing so, you not only strengthen your own self-esteem, but also inspire others to recognize and celebrate their own worth.

In conclusion, remember that your value as an individual is immutable. Regardless of circumstances, past mistakes, or others' opinions, you deserve to be appreciated, respected, and loved. Cultivate a strong self-esteem, surround yourself with positive people, and continue to grow as an individual. Your worth depends solely on you.

By keeping these tips in mind, you'll be better equipped to face life's challenges and maintain a positive self-esteem, no matter the obstacles you encounter.

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