I had a conversation with someone close to me regarding self worth. Now I've already touched on the subject of life's value here, but since I focused a bit on children in those last entries I feel the need to elaborate a bit so those of us that are no longer children can get an idea of their own self worth, through my eyes.
In having this conversation earlier I remembered that those of us who seek to prove ourselves the most actually have the greatest fears regarding their own self worth, hence the reason as to why they feel the need to prove themselves to such a degree. The truth is an amazing thing in that it is literally the only thing that exists and cannot be destroyed. Sure one can pull a smoke screen up to hide the truth, but try as you might the truth will always be the truth. The truth is that YOU and everyone else were created by the very same infinitely intelligent infallible God. God does not make mistakes, if you were worth less than anyone else that would imply that God made a mistake in creating you, but he did not as he does not make mistakes.
No one has any need whatsoever to prove themselves, to prove their worth, to prove their right to exist. If someone exists that is all the proof needed that they have a right to exist. You are infinitely valuable, if anyone ever tries to convince you otherwise it is only themselves they hurt for they believe in something that is not true. If someone believes you are worth less or worthless then into ignorance they cast themselves, they can only hurt you if you allow yourself to believe their lies.
Who is anyone to claim to know to what degree someone contributes? What a person visibly contributes to society is but the tiniest fraction of what they contribute to the universe. Should we throw away all of the sheep because they don't have jobs? Should we execute all of the bees because they occaisionally sting people? Each and every thing has a place and a purpose in the universe. We are not nearly smart enough to determine what that place is or what it should be.
Just because you do not know for what reason something exists does not mean that it need not exist. The reasoning behind even the tiniest thing is far beyond the comprehension of mankind. Simply accept that it is what it is regardless of your understanding for what reasons it might be that which it is.