If I were to tell the world of my ideals, I would first ask the question “What’s our worth today?” and follow that up with “What’s our worth tomorrow?”
We contribute to the world at many levels – as an individual, as a family unit, as part of our community, our nation, and the world at large.
We first invest in ourselves in terms of intellect, knowledge, basic needs, specialized skillsets, virtues, and values that help us grow as a person, an individual.
Next, with all the knowledge and skills we have acquired and equipped ourselves with, we use them to contribute in raising a functional family, bringing value to our communities through our jobs, paying taxes like all law abiding citizens, and hope against all hope that our little contributions will be able to make a difference in our nation.
When there is a breakdown along the way, we ask ourselves what could possibly be the root cause of the problem and we start to trace back to at least examine our lives at the individual level.
For some of us living in democratic countries, the general election could be in the horizon. It is a time of reflection and action to bring about a positive change to the current situation.
What’s our worth today?
In all of our ideals and expectations, we can be unreasonable. We want the world if it is possible. But taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, we might realize that we really have a lot of work to do moving forward.
Collectively as a nation of talented people, I have reasons to believe that we have the ability to bring the nation forward financially.
Unfortunately, most of us feel that we have been shortchanged because of how regressed we are as a nation.
We should be worth much more than this!
Education being the backbone for a progressive nation to move forward has been stunted in recent years. As law abiding and tax-paying citizen, I personally expect a tangible ROI (Return Of Investment). If it does not directly benefit me, I would at least expect to see future developments that will benefit the next generation.
Not only am I feeling ripped off, I believe my children’s future is very uncertain.
What’s our worth tomorrow?
If we are worth nothing today, can we expect anything less or more for the future?
We can always trace back and the bulk of our stress can be attributed to the fact that we are all doing more as individuals. We no longer place our faith in those beyond us. No point depending on others in making our lives better. We learned to depend on ourselves and ultimately, we become very selfish and self-centered because it’s every man for himself.
It is very similar with the faith we profess and practice. When it no longer works for us, we rather depend on our own strength. We shun away from the community because there is no point in having others when we are able to take care of ourselves.
We emphasize on self worth more than anything else. We no longer care if we are worth anything as a nation. Patriotism no longer exists because there is nothing in the way the nation is administered that will bring about a sense of belonging and worth.
Somehow, that has got to change and every general election is the only chance for us as individuals to come forward and as a collective strength in bringing about this change that we all so yearn to see and experience. At least if it is not for ourselves, it will be for our future generations.
Not voting is NOT an option. We must make our vote count!
We need to reflect on the number of years and the same group of people who have lead us to our worth today – which coincidentally is NOTHING!
We need to vote for those who will make us worth much more tomorrow!
So what’s your worth today and what will your worth be tomorrow?