Your real value lays within what you do for others.
We are living in a society where more wealth is distributed towards those who already have plenty, and less than less remains for those who already have none. That is not just the result of economical developments. It is also the result of how large elements of our society focus solely on accumulated wealth of individuals. Flashy displays of wealth on social media are the “new normal” since many years and these “look at how rich I am” showoffs draw more attention and appreciation than all other topics combined.
At the same time, the divide between rich and poor is growing faster than ever before. Some argue that this is further accelerated by the pandemic, others argue that the pandemic simply exposed what is wrong with this world. On top of this all is a new layer of elitism that pretends to be involved in solving the global issues, but in reality is just about the personal gains and popularity. “Watch me travel to poor places to show off in social media” is neither solving poverty, nor does it solve the climate crisis which is pushing many people living in poverty even further away from the chance of getting out of an already hopeless situation.
Too many people seem to believe that their value lays within the popularity of what they show others, and we are setting a dangerous example for our youth! We need to urgently return to what really matters. Your real value lays within what you do for others.
Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag – CEO Spearhead Management