“Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
I’ve been thinking about self-worth and what quantifies it, whether it’s possible to gain a general consensus at all?
They told millennials we are great. And all we need is to feel like a trillion dollars on the inside, then the dream will be achieved without our interference in the self-affirming self-loving space.
Then the reality sinks in that we can’t manifest coin with hovering pretty words. Panic dawns, and the day planners, calendars, task managers, social media marketing, Google searches, and big whiteboards close in.
Influencers pop up, influence you to purchase products to rid yourself from that one flaw standing in between you and perfection, between you and happiness.
Inspiring role models tell you, from their pastel apartments, to banish the humdrum of your life and relax. Merely follow the step-by-step rigid schedule of monotonous self-care and you’ll be happy.
How many clicks? How many likes? How many digits in your savings? How many bath bombs? How many massages? How many yoga pants? How many calories?
It’s all numbers, crunching and crashing around me. And all I want to do is lie down, amidst the exhaustion of forcing myself to love me and calculating my productivity per hour percentage.
How do you define self-worth?