My eyes wondered on a beggar who was asking for money as he was presenting himself to be disabled. This got me thinking. Who was the richest person on that busy street?
As an accountant, It may seem easier to measure our worth by what we have instead of who we are. There is a hard and fast equation for our net worth, but that is not what makes us worthy.
We are a society of objective numbers. A lot of people look at their income as a measure of their success; the car that you drive, the brands that you wear and the kind of houses that you live in. All these material assets are proves of your earning capabilities. The more expensive these assets are, the better one feels about themselves.
The amount of money you make doesn’t necessarily translate into your self-worth. There’s no denying that money makes things happen. But don’t let your income be the measure of your self-worth.
You are not your job title, your job does not define you. If If someone is earning more money than you, or they’ve made their passion their career, or they’re job title has more responsibility — none of that means they are “better” than you. Because the amount of money we make, or the number of followers we have, does not define us. In other words, your career status does not define your self-worth.
You’re a good person because of your character and work ethic, because you treat others with respect, and because you are kind and generous. We’d all like to have that salary we think we should be making, but don’t let it change who you are if you don’t make the big bucks
You can’t buy self-worth and you can’t measure it by what is in your bank account. The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.