Friday, February 29, 2008

ramblings - what's your worth?

What is your worth? As a human being? In your career? In your social circles?

We all inhabit so many spaces on a planet with billions of people. Do you ever wonder what you bring to it all? What the significance of you being here is? When you leave this physical realm, how will you be remembered beyond your family and friends? Do you need to be remembered beyond them? How quickly will you fade into distant memory? Or will you linger?

When a celebrity or anyone else the public eye moves on, they are celebrated (some), honoured and remembered. What makes them different from you and I? Are we not each unique beings with much to offer?

We inhabit a world that is becoming more and more connected, for those of us with the resources to take advantage of that connectivity (and we are a minority). This means that our contribution, our impact on humanity can reach that much further. Are we using it effectively?

These are the questions that plague and influence how I view and interact with the world. I just hope I get it right. The real influence lies with the 'ordinary' people, but we all need to step up to the plate and harness the power we have.

Honour those who truly create positivity. Let us not be distracted by the trivial.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I went to a dinner a few weeks ago and the host asked everyone "What is your greatness". I was stumped. I realised that I don't give myself enough credit and I also don't celebrate myself enough. Everything I do seems just not good enough - and this is coming from me. I bet if you asked any of my family, friends or colleagues what my greatness is they would have plenty to say. I'm working on not being so hard on myself and acknowledging myself a bit more.