One person may see a painting, and another person may see some dyes, a piece of paper, and someone putting them on.
One person may see a haphazard mess that belongs in the trash, and another person may see a $50 million expression.
I recall being taught about buying and selling used cars. This person would routinely say, “Everything is only worth what someone will give for it.” As a markets expert it’s very clear to me at this phase in my life.
Worth is a psychological phenomenon. For instance gold and bitcoins are worth nothing until someone trades up for it. The more people that trade up for it the more worth that the item or concept is worth. The reason for this additional value increase is because of the ease of liquidation which means if I get it, it is going to be easy to sell again because of the assumed inherent redemption value in the item or concept. If the world buys this, then there’s less risk of depreciation for owning it.
In away that is stereotyping. The gold, the bitcoin, the painting are stereotyped…in a way. That’s not the exact word, but if you know one, then you can understand the other.
At the bottom of value or worth in the civilization phenomenon which we are all a part of are two things; safety and fulfillment. The more that something even a thought carries with it one or both of these, the more it is worth. It is worth more because it has more practical worth.
So in order to increase the worth of something make it more safe for you or make it more fulfilling or both. This goes for yourself too when you are adventuring in the markets of societies.
Don’t be afraid of what a person or a group thinks of you. Anyone can think. Take for example the person that recently paid $50 mil for a piece of paper with ketchup lines on it as though it was art.
The hard part is when you think about you whatever they think about you. What’s even harder is when voices mimic what others think about you, and it was negative.
But if you persevere beyond what people say including voices, and you continue to raise your practical worth as far as safety and fulfillment towards others and yourself go, then one day people are going to look at you and think they should be like you.
It’s a amazing how one day people can be down and out, and n one thinks more of that person than a refused discard, and then the next day all of a sudden what they’ve been working on comes to light, and now everyone believes what everyone believes about that person. The fact that person goes from the bottoms to the top gives people a cultural symbol as well which adds more practical value to what it is you do as it is seen by most other people.
So whatever you think about this realm of life that we are in with all of its geometric and time rules and subject/predicate psychological logic, someone else may think it is all worth much more. Even two scz’s side by side may see a priceless reality compared to a worthless one.
It’s worth whatever someone will give for it. Some give all.