What does dignity mean?
Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your live.
Treating other people with dignity means treating them the way we’d like to be treated ourselves.
Every human has the right to lead a dignified life and fulfill his or her potential. Young, old, rich, poor – all over the world we all share the right to be treated with dignity. We treat others with dignity each time we lend a helping hand, stick up for a friend, or recognize the qualities and talents that make each of us special.
Only with dignity are people able to achieve things like being good in school, finding friends, leading a happy life, and maybe even making a difference in the world.
Having dignity means being treated with respect AND treating others with respect.
Photographs and dignity
Are you on Instagram or Snapchat? Think of pictures that show people’s dignity and those that are disrespectful.
If someone takes a picture of you that reflects your true self, that shows respect for you and strenghtens your dignity. On the other hand, if someone takes a photo of you in a situation you don’t want to be seen in, then shows it to others or posts it online, that shows disrespect for you and you might feel someone hurt your dignity.