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Human Worth, Dehumanization, And The Way Of Submission

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“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving” (Rowling). It's easy to look at the homeless man standing on the side of the road and feel superior over him. It's just as easy to feel inferior when being compared to the flawless celebrities on the covers of magazines. But the truth is, every single human being has been created equal. The famous actress is just as imperfect as the man begging for money on the corner of a busy intersection. No one can be perfect, no matter how hard they try. Human worth is about all people being worthy of honor and respect because of the fact that God created them; humans on earth cannot be judged based on how they look on the outside or what they own. It takes true courage to stand up and truly live out the life and personality that was intended for us. We dearly strive to fit in with the ways the world when we know the right thing to do is to be ourselves. In the world we live in today, it can be difficult to look past one's external appearance and appealing qualities in order to appreciate what's underneath. It’s tempting to put down others because of the qualities we have that they don’t. Even a small unkind comment can deflate one's personality and lead them to believe that they are not important. Dehumanization can include the deprivation of human qualities, personality, or spirit by treating someone with extreme cruelty or even just being a bully at school. Mistreatment can evolve from not speaking up for one’s self or submitting to the wrong people. Willingly or forcibly, people often look up to others in authority for how to live out their life. Submitting ourselves to God can lead to a life of happiness, but submitting ourselves to the ways of the world can lead to a life of pain and suffering. With the persuading threats of abusive submission to the wicked ways of the world taunting all people, the human value that one possesses from God can be easily stripped away, destroying any self-value and significance that one deserves.
All people are created equally important, a fact that is easily overlooked in today's society. Human worth is about all people being worthy of honor and respect. All people are created unique and equal, no matter how they look or how they act, so all people deserve the same level of appreciation. It is important for people to treat fellow humans with respect, love, and care regardless of what they are like. We are called to do what is right in the eyes of God and not in the eyes of society. Outward appearances and physical capabilities do not define the value of a person: human worth is established by God and intended to be understood worldwide.
Growing up by the ways of the world, most people learn to judge people by how they look or what they possess. The world today forms ideas about a person by what they see with their eyes. When seeing new people, they first thing we do is notice their imperfections: unusual...

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