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No Value Lost: A Powerful Lesson in Self-Worth

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Teachers! Try this easy lesson in your classroom

This inspirational video provides teachers with a powerful lesson to share with their students about self-worth. Meir Kay's video perfectly captures this important lesson. It's just a few minutes long and well worth your time. 

See how easy it is to demonstrate to your students that no matter what happens in life, everyone is a worthy and valuable member of society. Life's experiences may wear them down, but a few scars will not diminish their worth.

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. He asked his students, "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give it to one of you - but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Now, who still wants it?" Still, the hands were up in the air.

"What if I do, what if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Who wants it now?"

Still, the hands went into the air.

"My dear students, I've just shown you a very important lesson. No matter what I did to this money, you still wanted it because it never lost its worth. It's still worth $20.

There are many times in our lives when we feel like life has crumpled us up and ground us into the dirt. We may make some bad decisions or have to deal with some poor circumstances and sometimes life can make us feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your worth, you never lose your value - don't ever forget that."

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Video Transcript:
Professor: Who would like this twenty-dollar bill?

Class: Me!!!

Professor: Okay, I’m going to give it to one of you, but first let me to do this (crushes the bill). Okay, now who still wants it?

Class: I do!!!
Professor: What if I do this? (step and crumble the bill) Who wants it now?

Class: I do!!!

Professor: My dear students, I just showed you a very important lesson. No matter what I did to this money you still want it. Cause it never loses its worth. It’s still worth 20 dollars. While there’re many times in our lives where we feel like Life has crumbles us up and ground us into the dirt.

We may make some bad decision, or have to deal with some poor circumstances, and sometimes Life could make us feel worthless.

But no matter what has happened, no matter what will happen, you never lose your worth, you never lose your value. Don’t ever forget that.

The Mayonnaise Jar is another powerful lesson you might like.


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