I Am a Worthwhile Human

I may not be the smartest person on the planet, or the most attractive, or the best at any particular skill, but I am happy to be alive and I never get depressed.  I don’t spend a lot of time judging myself, even though I know that I have some negative personality traits.  Nobody ever said that life was going to be fair, so you just have to learn to deal with it.  If I were to evaluate myself, I would think that I should be put in with the good group of people, rather than the group that tries to harm others.  My self esteem prevents me from judging every move that I make in life and being the old dog that I am, I am not trying to learn any new tricks.

I feel that I am empathic toward others and I enjoy listening to both sides of an argument, but I don’t immerse myself in other people’s feelings, emotions, or sensitivities.  My parents instilled values in me which I try to follow and I have never been very judgmental.  I am tolerant of others, but sometimes people do get on my nerves, and there is not much that I can do about that, because I don’t enjoy fighting.  I feel that I am fair with others, as I would never ask someone to do anything that I was unwilling to do myself.  I judge myself as being valuable and I mostly ignore what other people do.

Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question #82, which asks, “Do you judge yourself by the same standards that you judge others?  If not, are you harsher or more lenient on yourself?”

8 thoughts on “I Am a Worthwhile Human

  1. Everyone deserves some respect, even the most deluded people and even the vile creatures who delude them. Once you abandon this principle, you are on your way to becoming that which you hate. The absurd notion that it is ok – and even virtuous – to hate “the haters” just leaves two armed camps sitting around hating one another. How does that make the wold a better place?

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