The scale can tell you ONE THING, and ONE THING ONLY.

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It can tell you the numerical value of your relationship with gravity.

Its reading is nothing more than a physical expression of the amount of matter in a body – a measure of a body’s resistance to changes in velocity, and the force that gravitation exerts upon a body.

A quantity. A number. Simple, black-and-white finite dataNOTHING MORE.

The scale CANNOT tell you ANYTHING about VALUE

In our distorted thinking, we place value on that finite, otherwise irrelevant number, and tie to it our sense of self-worth.

The scale CANNOT possibly measure those things infinite, abstract, and boundless that are of true value in the world.

Beauty.

Talent.

Purpose.

Intelligence.

Generosity.

Strength.

Courage.

Inspiration.

Love.

Hope.

Life.

In fact, these things are, in their purest forms, immeasurable.

Let us never confuse the finite with the infinite when it comes to our sense of value.  It’s our abstract spirits that truly count.

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