Value is something I think about often. Creativity and turning a lump of clay into a useful item requires skill, imagination, experience, and luck. Placing a monetary value on it all is the tricky part. What is it worth? How do we assess value? Sure, there are time and materials factors that play into the end equation. But it still gets back to value and what we ourselves are worth.
The holiday season, when purchasing takes an uptick, brings value into the forefront and can make or break all kinds of businesses. The pressure to sell and buy at this time of year is palpable. Bottom line, something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. A painting by artist David Hockney just sold for more than $90 million at auction. What dictates that value?
As Thanksgiving rolls around at the end of this week, I believe it’s a good time to evaluate values. What do we value? Who do we value? Why do we value? Perhaps the bottom line to all of this is to ensure we value ourselves. When we do, everything else can fall into place. For what it’s worth, I am constantly working on my own self-esteem. How about you?