The type of life any human has is based upon the System of Values selected to fashion her/his lifestyle. But most struggling people have no idea about this–what to look for–or what is possible for them to look for. Hence, they may be unclear about the expression: “what costs nothing is worth nothing”. Though applying to the Secular, it can be extremely destructive with Supernatural cults and is not true of the Spiritual. Since this is an extremely confusing topic, allow me to give some concepts on “How Shall I Live?”—either to have a Thriving, Purposeful, and Happy life by being ones own person, or by something less. Every human newborn has such Selfhood Greatness that no one now, or in the past, or among the yet unborn, will ever be any better. Their Real Self Spiritual Values and tools (e.g. First Wisdom, Pre-Birth Emotions, and Pure Intellect) may persist, as is, throughout ones life; be mixed with acquired Values; or choose False Self Ego bad Values. False Self people are “Individualists” with a Splintered Selfhood–one part being Self-Absorbed and the other oriented to the External World (instead of ones Inner World). Thus, their disconnection from the “ME/WE” Cosmic Circle of Wholism makes them Self-Unknown from losing contact with their Selfhood; be in utter confusion; and shed their inner Greatness sense of the “5Ss” (Safety, Security, Self-Confidence, Strength, and Stability). They are so Weak as to need to depend on the Crowd to tell them how to live. To ensure “going along to get along,” they do “showy” acts, as if saying: “Look at me!” Others become Aggressive, Passive, or Passive-Aggressive—none pursue Spiritual Values–allleave behind the “I know” acquired from their Inner World and other self-reliance features to embrace the “They say” authority of others. These are submission choices rather than a struggling to understand—are to Believe and have Faith in “Make-Believe” rather than to Critically Think—and are to have Emotions be their standards, guides, filters, and measures for going through life. In short, the Strong decide their own Worth and Value; the Weak have others determine it, in hopes of getting their approval.
Originally, Value”—as a European Mathematical term of the Explicit—dealt with Quantities, particularly in relation to money, power over people, and attractive Scarce Desirables of Things in the Material World. Earlier, “Worth” concerned enjoying In-seeable things in life (e.g. good taste). Later, “Value” was benefitting from Seeable things. Meanwhile, “Worth” expanded to include Immaterial things of the Spiritual Realm and Unconditional Love) and of an Intangible nature (e.g. happiness, contentment, fellowship with good friends, enjoying the beauties of nature). The significance of things of Value, by being material, change continually, sometimes overnight, and thereby lack Constancy. Whereas “Value” points to characteristics in something recognized for its material usefulness, “Worth” applies to things enjoyed for their own sake—e.g. Intangibles (e.g. beauty, harmony) or in an Immaterial sense (e.g. the pleasure of a close friend or the love of a pet dog). “Worth” brings with it the idea of esteeming highly precious things that stay by one and give happiness and enrichment to ones Well-Being. The true measure of ones own worth includes all the benefits others have gained from ones Selfless Service. If it brings happiness or is uplifting, it is worth it. Equally important is not a multitude of friends but rather special ones of high worth that have an uplifting track-record.
So, a pertinent question is how much are you going to say is your Worth and Value, as indicated by the price you charge for your services? Some ways to increase ones price-tag for services is to get involved in things of infinite worth. Examples: learn to work hard; be self-reliant; live within ones income; be clean; well Mannered; have self-respect; and give a hand to a neighbor in need. I was reared with the saying that: “If its worth doing, its worth doing well.” A work may be doubted, denied, ignored, or approved based upon the interest or not of the people or for whatever reasons. But the worth of my works is determined by me. It is positioned upon a Truth Base and rests on a foundation of extremely extensive research and order by the circumspection thought put into them. The key to any success is to learn everything everybody knows and has known for several thousands of years back. Then fashion a new path into the Unknown and/or into the Impossible. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com