What You’re Worth

What do you say you’re worth?

What are you worth?

Take a moment and have a look at yourself.  Look in the mirror and see what you look like. Check out your social media profile and see what sort of things you post.  Have a think about how you talk to people, how you interact with them. Have you got all of that?  Good.

So what are you worth?

In today’s world there seems to be a large emphasis on value. Be weird. Be Random. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.We look at the value of things and decide whether or not it’s worth what we would have to put into it.  Time, money, effort, energy, we look at all of these and weigh it all up in our minds.  Would you agree? Whether we’re in the shops, talking to people, looking at things online or anything, we are looking at the value of the item and whether or not it is “worth it”.  More often than not, we will abandon it or ignore it if we don’t think it’s worth our time, money or effort.

If you’re like me, you probably don’t see much of worth.  You might hate how you look or how you laugh.  You might wish you were better looking, smarter, funnier or happier. I’m sure there are plenty of things that you wish you could change.  I do too.  Check out my posts concerning my self-worth here and here if you haven’t already and you’ll see what I mean.

So what are you worth?

OK, this is a tricky one.  You might say you’re worth nothing, just like I say I’m not worth anything.  You might look in that mirror and hate everything you see.  Well, I’m not going to tell you that you’re wrong…but I’m not going to tell you that you’re right either.

Have I piqued your interest? Good.  Let’s take a look.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  In today’s age of values, I’d like to modify that a little and say that worth is in the mind of the assessor. What do I mean by that though?  Well…what I mean is that you don’t necessarily know how valuable you are.  You might be worthless in your eyes but you might be precious to someone else.

In the first picture on this post is a quote from C. S. Lewis: “Be weird.  Be random.  Because you never know who would love the person you hide.”  

And it’s true.

Everyone has their own defining qualities and there are people out there who will love those qualities.  Take me, for example: I think my sense of humour and my jokes are awful but I have friends who smile when I tell them.  I don’t think my writing is that great as it isn’t Shakespeare or Tolkien, but I have friends who say I’m eloquent and good at describing things.

Different people, different opinions.

So what are you worth?

Worth in today’s worldYour value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

Society tells us how we should look, how we should behave and loads of other social pressures that are put upon us. Women have to be size zero while men should be muscular.  We should all be “cool” and not geeky.  Things like that. But why?

Looking at worth today, I’d like to tell you that you are perfect just the way you are.  OK, maybe not perfect as no one is perfect but if you were to change something about you, you wouldn’t be you. Everything that you are defines you and removing a quality, whether good or bad, might remove something that someone likes about you.

It isn’t easy.  I speak as someone who has great difficulty loving himself.  It’s extremely challenging but who says the parts of you that you hate aren’t parts that someone else loves?  It might be that the parts you hate are someone’s favourite part about you.  Your smile, your laugh, your terrible jokes.  Who knows?

So please try and see some worth in yourself.  No matter how small you might think it is, you’re still worth it.  If someone is helping you or supporting you, then that shows you’re worth it. Especially in today’s world when the mentality is “what can I get out of this?”  You are all worth it no matter who you are.

Take care and stay strong.

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Author: Alex Davies

Alex Davies is the creator and writer for Pushing Back the Shadows. Find out more about his journey here and connect with him on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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