What must we do to feel better about ourselves?
Do we have to earn more money? Have better relationships? Be in better physical shape? More mentally alert?
Why is so much of our self-esteem and self-worth tied up in external and transitory qualities?
Money comes and goes, as do relationships, health, and everything else.
What doesn’t disappear on us is our character, our integrity, our sense of service and desire to help. These qualities, while they do not have obvious external manifestations, are far more enduring, far more important, than the temporary qualities that society so often praises.