Self Worth : noun. The sense of one’s own value or worry as a person; self-esteem; self respect. (Dictionary.com)
What is Self Worth? We have the dictionary definition, and our own personal feelings on self Worth. I’ve asked a couple of people to tell me what they think self worth is. Rounding up the answers,the back idea was that Self worth is like our identity as a person. We tend to base our self worth on our image physically and how the media portrays that “it” image. We base our worth off of the actions of others towards us and how we feel about ourselves.
I lived in Georgia for about a month, and I met this guy. He was Handsome, funny, and I really loved his personality. I was really into him, and I felt like he was into me. We hung out, and then I left. For the first time, I think, this was the first time I actually thought I had some self worth. A couple of weeks later I would text him and he would reply sometimes. But then i would get less and less replies, I finally got to the point where I felt, well dang, I guess I wasn’t worth talking to. Here I was questioning my self worth, because there was a guy who was “interested” in me. I didn’t realize that I was associating my self Worth with the interest I received from a guy. I didn’t even realize at the time that I was thinking I was so unloveable because this guy couldn’t be honest enough about his intentions.
With this experience, I’ve come to understand that my self worth should be based on how I see myself, and not how other people see me. We have to understand that the way we carry and see ourselves is how people will treat us. Which all goes back to having a healthy mentality. Don’t be the biggest obstacle you have in life, BE YOUR BIGGEST CHEERLEADER! In the words of RuPaul Charles “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell can you love someone else.”