The Origins of Self-Worth

This evening, I watched a rather astounding video biography of Oliver Cromwell, once the so called “Lord Protector” of Britain.  The astounding thing about the video is in the beginning of the story. At the beginning, Cromwell was a wreck of a man. Broken down. But he found a sense of self-worth that changed his life.

He happened to find it in puritan teaching. Setting aside for a moment the source of this new inspiration, consider the effect. A broken man is re-awakened. and finds formidable personal strength of character. Is our sense of self-worth so precious?

Czikscentmihalyi argued that it is. He argued that life has no meaning other than what we give it in what we see and do. And we only see and do things based on our inner sense of self.

Something to think about.


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