He Represents All of Us

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.

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What Are You Worth?

Self-worth and having love for yourself, not in an egotistical way but in a way you understand you are created in His Image and greatly valued by Him is incredibly crucial on how you navigate through your life. 

If you don’t believe you’re worth anything and don’t love yourself and blame yourself for the majority of conflicts or events in your life, it can affect you emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually, causing you to be swept along the rough seas, struggling, treading water to sustain yourself in some manner. 

But if you believe you’re valued and worth as much as anyone else, your life most likely will take the path of a healthy view of all you experience, an inner strength, and true understanding of love.

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