Monday, March 4

Value


“Who would wish to be valued must make himself scarce”
What is Value?
The dictionary definition of Value says:
“An ideal accepted by some individual or group”
What is ideal?
Definition:
  1. “The idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain”
  2. “Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal”
A value is a number given to a particular object or a thing to scale its worth. It’ll be wrong to say if i confine this definition only to things, today, we have given it a more universal appeal and added humans as well to it. We have stopped realizing the worthiness of people and stopped valuing them. We value machines / inanimate objects over humans. For e.g. if you buy a car, you will take extra care of the machine and see to it that there is no scratch or damage or choked carburetor in it. And soon you will realise that your life is more of the materialistic life quantified only in terms of riches. And very soon, you’ll start valuing machines more than you value yourself or anyone else.
Valuing lifeless objects is no good if done by overlooking (neglecting) humans. Value a person not by his wealth (materialistic possessions) but by his virtues.
Start valuing people over money, money is short –lived, we may have it today but tomorrow it’s gone but people, they stay with you not only in good but in your bad times as well.
If you do not respect humans today, you may lose respect tomorrow. I’ve seen people who overlook others and give undue importance to unnecessary things. Your materialistic possessions look good with you today but they may not last forever and so is the respect you gained from them. The only thing that’ll stay forever is how good you were with others and how much you valued them. Start treating humans as humans and not animals.
“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value”
The real worth of a person is realized by good deeds he does, not by the number of years he lived. That’s why people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa have become immortals. People remember them because of their work and what they did for humanity. They always led a minimalist life and valued humans above anything else. They were like the trees who only knew how to give without any expectations. How many of us believe that we live life of a tree who only knows how to give love, respect and value to others without demanding anything back from them?
Be the tree that gives shelter to all by burning itself in the sun and acts as an umbrella during heavy rains, gives wood to people to construct houses and food for their survival, without expecting anything in return.
God gives value to all because we all are his children. He never compares one child with another or makes anyone without any worth. Every life on earth has some existence for the worth associated with it. It is just that we do not realise it, as a result, others stop giving respect. God has given brains to all, if you put your mind, you can be success in almost everything.
Value yourself and value others. If you have no value for yourself today, none will value you or your words tomorrow. Your opinion will just not matter.
“It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest”

6 comments:

  1. We cannot value people, just because they happen to be human beings. They should be worthy of our trust and value. But, what you are saying is true - Interpersonal relationships are slowly fading out and gadgets are filling up the void left by them. It's not a good trend.

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    1. am not sure what to say but i think we must value everything because god has made everything in a unique way!

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  2. Sad scenario but a true lesson. Kindness and a genuine trust in humanity and humane values is indeed the need of the hour.

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    1. we must be grateful for what we are and kind to others .. but its just the other way around nowadays!

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