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My worth isn't just about what I do, although breathing is a good start

Updated on February 2, 2013
Content and has the concept down pat.
Content and has the concept down pat. | Source

I am special even if I only convert O2 to CO2

"I had a super busy day today converting oxygen into carbon dioxide" --I wish this had been my response when I was unemployed and people asked, 'what do you do?' - Because the other answers were awkward; why does everyone care what you do?

We are all special as HUMAN BEINGS -- just being and converting oxygen in to CO2.

I have never heard any one "do" happy unless of course there was something else called happy than just a feeling.

We are happy.

I have never heard any "do" joy and for real joy comes through contentment with how things are and that things aren't the same but you are /have learnt to be ok with that. We "do" good things. People look upon us kindly and are sometimes even grateful. We work, and contribute to society, that can help us be connected and fulfilled. These are nothing if we are not content with ourselves, our surroundings, if we can't be with ourselves on our own, comfortable in our skin. We need to be people we can hang out with when no- one else is around. "Be" true, to ourselves

Live how you want to not in reaction to your circumstances or others around you, do that with respect to your circumstances and those around you.

It’s about being first and then doing... learn how to be and the doing comes next. Learning how to "be" is the hardest lesson of all, doing is almost easier, and it is almost easier to believe that what you do is all you are. This can be a trap as sometimes we "do" things in reaction to circumstances or others - that may not be good - and this is because we haven't learnt to "be". Hurting people, hurt people. Learn to file the hurt away - doesn't mean you forget or it magically disappears - just means that it isn't sitting right in the middle of your thoughts tripping you up. It has a place, it has feelings attached to it, but it is filed in a place that can be revisited or left alone, to learn to be.

Breathe in and out. Breathe Oxygen in Carbon dioxide out. Work out what ye “be." If you didn't know what to "do", it may follow who ye “be”.

Do people place too much emphasis on what you do?

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      Davorunner 7 years ago from Australia

      Yep! Self worth and humour go together like a horse and carriage!

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      Abbasangel 7 years ago from Australia - The land down under

      Thanks Davorunner. Being unemployed or "off the record" happen to all of us at some stage, and it is better to have a good sense of self! I always say! Humour helps too...

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      Davorunner 7 years ago from Australia

      You are very right Abbasangel. I'm smack bang in the middle of this as all the things I'm doing are "off the record" so to speak, and so I stumble when asked "What do you do these days?" it's quite embarrassing. I, along with so many others need to remember that what we do should come from who we ARE, and that who we are is of more value than what we do (provided we don't mooch of everyone we know :P)

      I love it!

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      Abbasangel 7 years ago from Australia - The land down under

      Thanks guys.

      MPG Narratives - I checked out your link and I like the topic so I might try that. I have to do my through the link on the links page right?

      Thanks Feline Prophet!

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago

      What wonderful advice! Often we try too hard to do what's expected of us, in the process forgetting just to be who we are!

      Welcome to Hub Pages! :)

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You are right Abbasangel, all human beings are special, thanks for your thoughts in this hub. If you do want more info about hubbing visit the learning center or maybe even join a hubmob for more of a challenge.

      Enjoy being part of this great writing community, cheers Marie, member of hubgreeters team.