How valuable you are

How Valuable You Are? Moral Story Of An Old Watch

(Last Updated On: January 18, 2022)

Have you ever realised how valuable you are? In this short life, we have to face many challenges, failures, insults and rejections. When facing failures and rejections, many people underestimate their value. At that time, they have a wrong feeling that they are not valuable at all. When you are travelling by vehicle, you have to drive on bad roads. That doesn’t mean the driver or the vehicle has less or no value. Everything depends on how you handle things. Continue reading to realise how valuable you are.

How Valuable You Are?

How valuable you are
How valuable you are?

How Valuable You Are? – Short moral story

A man once called his son and told him that he would give him something extraordinary, something extremely valuable. From within a safety wall, he pulled out a red velvet box and gently opened it. Inside the box was an old watch. As he handed the watch over to his son the man said, this watch is very special. It has come down to us over three generations and is at least over 200 years old. You can use it. You can keep it as a memoir or just sell it and get money to buy whatever you like.

A little disappointed the young son looked at his father and said “dad, this watch is so outdated. I don’t think I can wear it. And it’s so old I’m not even sure if it could be sold. The man took his son to a watchmaker shop nearby to show him how valuable the watch was. The watchmaker examined the watch carefully and said since the watch is so old all I can give you for this is five dollars.

The young man turned to his father with an expression on his face which was like, “I told you right!”

The father took his son to a pawn shop, where they offer you a loan for personal items kept as collateral. The owner of the pawnshop looked at the watch for a while, turned to the man and said, “you expect money for this piece of scrap? All we would do with this is we would throw it in the rubbish bin. Sorry, we cannot offer anything for this.

Relentless the man now took his son to a museum. They went to see the chief of the museum who was an expert in finding the word of old things. When the chief saw the watch he exclaimed, “incredible! So well crafted such precision and its design. Look at the quality of the materials. If a watch like this is priceless we can offer you a million dollars for this. Thank you for choosing to come to us with this watch.”

The young man stood there gobsmacked with eyes wide open not even blinking as his father the proud owner of the watch very happily accepted the deal and sold the antique piece for a million dollars.

Find the right place to know how valuable you are

As they both walked back home, the father said, “always know this one thing son, like the watch you will only be valued if you are in the right place. Watchmakers repair watches. Their eyes can see tiny screws and watch parts but a wrong place for an antique piece like this. Pawnshops use them as collaterals. They can only see everything based on their current market value, but a wrong place for an antique piece like this. But at a museum that displays ancient valuable antique experts can see beyond watch parts, beyond the current market rates of watches. They can see the actual value of the object absolutely in the right place for an antique piece like this.

Don’t get angry or frustrated

So son, if you find yourself not being valued, don’t get angry or frustrated. Know that you’re probably in the wrong place being judged by people who see tiny parts of you, tiny parts of your life, not the whole you or being judged by people who see you for how much is your net worth, how much is your current market value. They see you for what you have, not for who you are. Look for those who go beyond all externals who have the expert vision to see the true you beyond all your shortcomings and all your faults. Those who can see your true value, your true potential, will inspire you to do well, to live well, to love, to grow and to rise in life.

Every individual has a special sense of worth

Isn’t it true that every individual has a special sense of worth? All we need is someone who can see that worth in us and make us see that work in ourselves as well. There’s a beautiful Sanskrit verse that says “amantram aksharam naasti which means “there’s no Akshar or letter that cannot be turned into a mantra”. “Naasti mulam anaushadam” which means “There is no plant/root/herb that is not medicinal.” “ayogyah purusho naasti” which means “There is no person who is unworthy”.

What is lacking?

Do you know what is lacking? What is lacking is an expert who can see the value, the worth in us and encourage us on our paths.

Moral

You will only be valued if you are in the right place.

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Are you valuable?

In the present world, we can find many people, especially youth having the same thinking of the son in the above moral story. They do not accept precious materials from parents saying that those are old and outdated materials having no value in the current world. They ignore the precious suggestions and valuable advice of parents because those are old thoughts and traditions.

Today, people trust the internet more than their aged parents. Many people are affected by smartphone addiction and Nomophobia. They are surrounded by bad friends who show them the wrong path and damage their life. When they face failures, they have no self-confidence to face challenges and overcome obstacles. Their mind fills with negative thoughts and negative self-talk.

Do You Know How Valuable You Are?

In the life journey, we have to go through sorrows and happiness. When facing challenges and tough times, many people have a wrong feeling that their life has no value. Sometimes, you may be insulted by others because of your status or failures. Some people don’t realise their real value. Do you know What Is The Real Value Of Your Life is?

Never underestimate the value of a person. Never judge a person without knowing the truth about him. Many people have a wrong habit of treating a person simply by looking at his/her dress and look. Ignore baseless comments and never trust or spread fake news.

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Conclusion

Have you ever tried to realise how valuable you are? What is the real value of your life? Your value depends on the people surrounded by you, where and how you decide to put yourself among them. Remember, each and everyone is a diamond with unique skills and talents. If a diamond is kept in a box hidden, people can’t find its value. All you need is to polish yourselves and be with the people who understand how valuable you are. Always have faith in your abilities, boost self-confidenceovercome self-doubt and negative self-talkNever stop believing in yourself even for a second.

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