In the mining industry, the same rock pile can be worthless one day and valuable the next, even though the essence of what’s there is identical. Our collective perception of its scarcity, utility, and the story it tells creates or removes worth from an object.
We think of people in the same way.
While the #essence of who we are may remain unchanged, we tether our self-worth to the collective perception of how society sees us. But if we only allow ourselves to show up when and how we think others want us to, we’re limiting our essence from being used to its fullest potential.
Rather than focusing on extracting value from ourselves and others, why not explore the potential of what our essence could become?
ht: Conversation with Brenton Weyi