I see a lot of people around me cribbing about their ‘flaws’. Flaws that are perfection in someone else’s eyes. Not everyone is happy the way they are, there is always this one thing that they wish they could change about themselves. But before that, stop and ask yourself this one question, ‘Why?’
Try doing this experiment with anybody and you are sure to get the same answer from anyone and everyone. Take a ₹500 currency note and ask a crowd if they want this note, they’d definitely want it. Now crumble the same note and ask them again, they’d still want it. Next, put that note on the floor and stomp on it, guess what, they’d still want that note. Why? Because until the note isn’t torn, everybody would want it. During this experiment, the note’s perfection avatar just hampered a little but it was still worth the same amount. Point being, when life throws challenges towards you or takes you down for a while, just remember that you are the same note, who is just getting roughened, that doesn’t mean you lose your worth. It doesn’t matter if you are like a perfect note or a little bit crumbled note, you are still you, and that is your worth. Never forget that.
Sometimes you come across people who don’t treat you well and probably they humiliated you at some point in your life.
‘God! You are ugly, I don’t want to talk to you.’
‘Are you talking to me? Have you seen yourself in the mirror?’
‘I don’t want to talk to you, you failed in XYZ subject.’
If you ever got something similar from anyone, remember to stay away from such people forever. No one can determine your self-worth but yourself. Because these are the kinds of people who will start roaming around you as soon as they think you are getting prettier, smarter, cooler, basically not giving them a damn. Don’t let anyone treat you like a doormat. You are more than that.
Just remember, you are amazing just the way you are, and never let go of that self-worth. Be a better version of yourself and not anyone else. For you, it might be a flaw, but for someone else, it might be perfection.
Know your self-worth and no one can take you for granted!