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Where is your Attention?

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

Worth is something we give to an item. Gold is worth more than an apple because of how we have allotted more value to one than the other.

Where is her attention^? On a cliff, finishing a carrot, explaining to some people that what I am eating is a carrot on our way to La Ciotat

I wanted to bring attention to a debacle I feel a lot of people deal with.

“What a treacherous thing to believe a person is more than a person.” -John Green; Paper Towns

Perhaps you know what I am talking about. When suddenly one person, when ever they come over to where you are or join a conversation you are in, everything gets so much brighter. And when they leave, all the color and pleasure seems to leave with them.

I had realized I had assigned one person with an obese amount of value. Whenever they would send a text, the reply would be heavily contemplated. A conversation would increase immensely in interest when they would join the hallway discussion. Any joke they said was beyond hilarious and clever. They held so much power over me. They occupied so much of my time trying to emulate, be just as clever and whatever else. She had all the power and she didn't give a damn.

"Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less, and he was right. But power isn't happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less..."-Conner Mead; Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

After seeing these two films and pondering the characters' situations I had realized maybe there was something there. I had assigned so much value to this person. For what? Why? I honestly do not know. I needed to surround myself with people who had value already instead of those who had an unproportional absurd amount given to them. These two pieces of cinema aided me in an epiphany which helped me remember I am worth more than how I was treating myself. I want mutual relationships. I deserve to be loved as much as I will love someone. If someone cannot appreciate and see my worth for as much as there is than I am most definitely wasting my time. This lesson of walking away, when to know you deserve more was lengthy and laborious in learning; though completely necessary. I am a stronger and far more independent women for it.

It's been said that value and worth are two very different things; however I find the two more nebulously intertwined.

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