Amanda Carrasco

She Overcame and Changed the World

They Can’t Make You Lose Your Value

I saw a video once of a guy who took out a $50 bill and he offered it to someone to see if they wanted it. Of course they did. He crumpled it up and offered it again and it was still wanted. He threw it on the ground and stomped on it then verified again that the offer would still be accepted. Of course the person would still take it because it’s still $50.

These past few weeks there have been a few different instances that were very frustrating and I said to my friend, “they are devaluing me” and he said, “no, that’s impossible. They can’t make you lose your value.” That hit me. I thought about it and I rephrased “they are not recognizing my value” and that was a more accurate statement. Just because someone doesn’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

It’s the same as the $50 dollar bill. Even if someone didn’t want it, it is still $50. Those who recognize the value when they see it will benefit from it. Those who don’t, will ultimately miss out on all that you bring. The most important thing is that we don’t miss the value of ourselves. If we don’t see our value then we will not act in a way that cherishes it. Knowing our value will change our entire lives. We will look at ourselves differently in the mirror, carry ourselves differently, and not settle for anything less than we deserve. We live in a world that constantly tells us we are less than. Find the people who remind you of who you really are under all the labels and judgments of the world that weigh us down and that we need to throw off and burn. Find people that see your worth and hold them close. You have infinite value.


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About Me

As a thriving survivor and registered victim of crime, Amanda Carrasco has used her experiences to impact the lives of her community and those impacted by the justice system. She is a dynamic speaker, consultant, and leader who values community and justice. 

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