You have inherent worth and value as a person. You are worthy of understanding. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of the freedom to set your own standards and make your own choices.
Beyond our inherent worth, our worthiness is not a given. We are not inherently worthy of the dreams we have or the life we want. We are not inherently worthy of being credibly respected. We are not inherently worthy of trust and confidence. We have to earn those by proving ourselves worthy.
You may not think of the word “worthy” in this way. I believe it would be incredibly valuable if you did. If you believe you are worthy of something, demonstrate your worthiness in a way that cannot be ignored. If you aren’t sure whether you are worthy of something, give it a worthy effort and discover how you measure up. Then put in worthy effort to meet the necessary standard.