Human value

by Stephen on May 14, 2012 · 5 comments

in Inspirational Stories

Life is full of ups and downs. It is easy to lose hope and confidence. This little story helps us to realize that no matter what happens, we remain valuable as individuals.


A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.

In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?”

Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, no matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!”

Author Unknown

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lamia May 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

Yes first of all we must value ourselves if we want others do this…

2 P.k June 29, 2013 at 1:45 am

Thanx for the author of the story,…… This izz so useful for me….

3 Ade Samuel July 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm

We are whom we are. If we do not less what we are no one can disgrace us if we don’t disgrace ourselves.

4 Barbie November 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

We must value ourselves.

5 Blessing August 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Beautiful story,thanks

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