My first thoughts on a title for this article was "Know your Worth." However, I have heard this term so much that I decided that I wanted to invoke action.
So for all of the "Precious" people of the world, it is time to claim your worth. God invented you with something special.
Your something special may be something unique. You have to identity all of your something specials. Examples: Patti Labelle discovered she had a large nose, a big beautiful voice, and a zest for life.
The zest for life is what you are trying to claim. Do not focus on your weaknesses . . . find your strengths.
The world as a whole is ran by wealthy people; not smart people. So if you have a high IQ, a natural sense of doing business, effective written communication, and the ability to hold a conversation, then you are already ahead of 90% of America.
Your mind is a terrible thing to waste. If you do not use it, then you will lose it. (A condition called dementia.)
Physical beauty may pass away, but a sharp mind at any age will always attract a crowd. Example: America's Got Talent 2010 had a hand whistler that just had a magnetic personality. She was a Senior Citizen with a walker just by looking at her, but she was a "chipper" young gal at heart.
Having children at an early age will sometimes distract you from identifying your worth because you are trying to help your child identify their worth and to take care of them.
With the economy in the dumps, the traditional college degrees look great on paper, but it does not guarantee anything by itself. Getting licensed in a field to practice is the best way to go. Electrician, Heating/Cooling, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Plumbing, and other career fields that require Board licensing, and the work is a necessity. Work associated with living, mobility, health, and shelter will keep you employed.
Mediate and claim your worth. Then do not let anyone take it away from you. If you want to fit into the "social circles" then you have to acquire the "image" and the physical beauty. It's superficial, but remember 90% of Americans are not that smart . . . they just have money; they are connected to money; or they "look like" money.