Paper: Dignifying Self: The Best Advice I Got from My Mom

| have received advice from many different individuals throughout my personal life. | have been advised by my colleagues and parents. However, the best advice that | have received is to dignify myself. This means to live my life rightfully, respect others, and myself. This piece of advice or life lesson was given to me by my mother. “Dignity is like a mirror. If you dignify yourself, it will reflect on you no matter where you go.” My mother’s voice sounded calm and warm when she was talking. Although | was touched by her of talking, | did not comprehend what she meant about “dignify yourself.” | wanted request for more details but | didn’t. My mother is one those people who say a few things but it can mean a lot more than you can imagine. Although | did not understand what she meant about “dignify yourself,” | knew she it said for a good purpose. Whatever my mother purpose was, | wanted to find out by myself. | began to ask my colleagues about the meaning of “dignity and dignify.” They told me it means to respect yourself and treat others with honor. After receiving the meaning of “dignity” from my friends, | took my first step, which was to put it into practice. To be honest, it was not facile but I tried. The more | tried, the more it became easy like drinking water. | began with formal communication. | spoke with people in good manners and tried to understand them. It did not matter to me if they were older or younger than me. Therefore, | addressed to everyone in the same way. As | constantly put my mother’s advice into practice every day, | began to comprehend her purpose of telling me “dignity is like a mirror, it reflects on you no matter where you go.” Today this advice has reflected on me by bringing changes into my life. People address me formally and treat me with respect. Some are even older than |. Most of the times | feel flattered and think myself an old person. However, | appreciate the way | am being treated and | consider it as a gift from my mother. Because she is the one who told me to treat others with honor and respect and I did. Asa result | received the same thing in return. The lesson | learned from this is to gain something beneficial, you have to give something that is valuable. This precious advice will never perish in my heart because | will give the same advice to my children. If my mother’s advice changed my life, | believe it will also change the life of my children. ...