My self worth = zilch.

When you think about it, there are only so much stuff that one can consider to be life’s achievements; career, family, wealth, trophy spouses, social status, even love. The commonality between all these items are their superficiality, material status that has a super high chance of getting eroded over time. The time frame of erosion can be through a couple of generations or it can just be over your lifetime. At the end of the day, whatever that you owned right now has is not permanent, it is transient, it will never last forever. Like a handful of sand that you are holding, the little pieces of silicon will slip through your fingers slowly one piece at a time and surely but slowly, soon, you will have nothing in your hand.

So, why then are so many people concerned over such material possessions? And, the emphasis that we placed on these superficiality is so great that we are actually measuring each other’s worth through our possession. In most cases, I am certain that most are aware about the limited lifespan of such material belongings because it does not take a much wit to understand that nothing last forever. Therefore the question became, why have so many ignore or forget that whatever accomplishments or achievements that they have are not permanent, not gonna last forever?

The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to suspect that it could be a case of second best, i.e.: there isn’t any other things that we humans can use as yardsticks to measure our self worth and as such, superficiality got pushed up to the top of the list. And it ended up being so important that we have forgotten that its just a case of the second best, that we place such importance on it cos we do not have any choices in the first place at all.

This is so sad, too pathetic. We are actually living out our limited existence, wasting our chance in our short lifespan chasing superficiality, a notion that we place so much emphasis on because we do not have any other choices to use as a measurement for our self worth.

And the next question shall be, what then should be a proper measurement of our worthiness? How do we decide who is more achieved and who is totally worthless?

However I think about this question, I always came back to the same answer. The only tangible measurement of worth is only through our material belongings.

Sigh.. This therefore conclude my self worth. Since I have such limited and pathetic superficial belongings, it will logically imply that I am not a worthy person. At the end of the day, I am so worth nothing. Zilch.

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~ by blurfroggie on April 6, 2010.

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