Is someone valuable because of what they do? If you’re a doctor, are you more valuable than a flight attendant? If you’re a flight attendant, are you more valuable than an unemployed, but skilled worker?
Is a person more valuable or less valuable for having a disability? Is a person worth more as a human being if they make more money – for example, should Donald Trump be at a higher personal value than Mother Teresa, for example?
Likewise, who is worthless? Crack moms, or crack babies? Homeless people? People dying or sick? People who don’t make any money, or people who make lots of money – using Donald Trump again as an example. Are people who suffer more, more valuable than those who don’t? Are people in 1st world countries ‘worth’ better treatment than people in 3rd world countries – or Vice-Versa?
What is worth and value anyway? Is it a price tag? What makes you or me worthy human beings? Because we follow the rules, or because we don’t? Because we shop at Macy’s, or because we shop at Walmart? Because we try and fail, or are we only worthy if we try and succeed?
I’m not going to answer these questions for you, because they’re too big for some ‘pat’ answer from a know-it-all like me! But, if you have an idea of what makes you worthy, of what makes the person you hate the most, worthy, or whether the poor or disabled are more or less worthy than others – I’d love to hear it.