Gregor, the main character in the incredible and important book, The Metamorphosis, is a symbol and representation of workers in mine and many cultures in the world. We are not just numbers, and our worth shouldn’t be focused around how much we are able to produce.
Humanity, indeed, does produce many amazing things throughout our history. But when we are working ourselves to the bone to make a living in which we can hopefully survive and at the same time are not treated as if our humanity matters, something is wrong.
Are we still human beings? Whether we can produce a ridiculous amount of GDP or not?
I submit that we are. And our value isn’t based on what the GDP is. It’s based on our humanity. Our living, breathing, unique beings that can create beautiful things, even without any monetary value.
We are losing our humanity. In our social media and cyber world. Dehumanizing each other has become rampant in our day.
Let’s not forget we are all worthy and made in His Image. Living life with joy and purpose supersedes topping the GDP numbers.