These powerful words couldn’t go away without some thinking. Why losing self respect is the greatest loss?
As a human being, each of us is unique in our own ways. Being born as a baby, and growing as an adult- every day we are adding our own characteristics to our personality. We develop our own culture from whatever we perceived. Everything related to us- family, friends, school and all other social activities are important to make that person in us. Accepting everything about a person is important for him/her to be confident. Sometimes even negative experiences make us strong too, so it is important to accept it rather than denying. Self respect will come only through acceptance.
Without self respect a person is not living his/her own life, but someone else’s. They deny who they are and accept whatever others say about them. Think about the story ‘The Emperor’s new clothes’. He was so fond of cloths, and so two clever weavers decided to take advantage of him. They made him believe that he is wearing their invisible dress. The emperor knew he didn’t wear anything, but weavers made him believe it. Others also knew he didn’t have cloths, but to make themselves smart in front of Emperor, they also said it is great. Isn’t it like that we behave always? Like the naked Emperor? Deny who we are, and try to be what others want and suffer for that?
When ‘I’ loose self respect, then ‘I’ am not there, whatever replaces that ‘I’ come to place. That is the death of ‘I’ in me. So the greatest loss is self respect where ‘I’ dies….living without self respect is the life of a dead person. Keep our self respect always, to live this life meaningful.