“What makes the created worthy enough to define the creators?”
“What makes the inferior capable enough to subdue the superior?”
“What makes the lifeless have certain control over the life-full?”
And so I was walking home with my friend about a week ago and the champion’s league anthem song was playing on repeat on my iPad. This was a song that meant almost as much to both of us so we were really “into the mood”, our heroic spirits had been stirred up and our love for the game was reinforced as we joined in the chorus: “THESE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”!!! My goodness what feeling you get when that song is played. Halt! Was virtually the next thing I did when I realized what was happening…
As I thought about what was going on, I shared it with my friend. And it went something like this;
“Hmmm, have you noticed that we don’t actually value this song for what it is (quality wise) but for the feelings and memories it incites in us. You know seeing as we love classical music and occasionally enjoy a Handel or a Mozart album, we’ve heard better symphonies and as good as the champions league anthem song is its not the best there is. So the fact is that the value of the song is not intrinsic but largely human oriented.”
What does that mean? Simple. Things have the value WE give to them. Oh wait! You think Diamond or Gold has that much value (in itself)? Ok maybe that’s too abstract for you, what of the cash in your pocket presently, does it have more (intrinsic) value than the ABC 20 leaves notebook we used in elementary school? The Naira has the value given to it by its makers and users, is the paper used in making the N1000 bill of more worth than the one used in making the N100 bill? If not why the difference in worth?
The truth is that things were not meant to give people Value or Worth, people were meant to that to things, this points out one of the major issues in the world now…
Value can be defined as “relative worth, merit, or importance”. The operative word there is “relative”, it’s personal, it’s a decision.
Let’s not get tied down by things we were meant to control: our lives should have more Value than our possessions.
“What makes the created worthy enough to define the creators?” “What makes the inferior capable enough to subdue the superior?” “What makes the lifeless have certain control over the life-full?
“…Shun vanity! The things that are seen can leave You… But the things within will keep You.”
Don’t allow the world or things around you to give you Value. Invest in YOURSELF and in what adds value to you (& your Vision). Everything else is SECONDARY, if not UNNECESSARY…
That thing you want… Is it for Your Ego, Or Your Future???
Before you misappropriate your right of valuation next time: