What is your worth? (essay)

self-worth

A person’s worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

(Just a few articles to get you started)

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/nhs-patient-data-available-companies-buy

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/20/brazilian-flashmob-shopping-mall-closes-rolezinho

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/19/how-to-rescue-uk-middle-classes

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jan/19/wealthy-parents-pay-top-state-schools

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/labour-jobseekers-allowance-jsa-benefit-english-maths-basic-skills

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jimmy-savile-could-have-abused-up-to-1000-victims-while-at-the-bbc-9070421.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/oxfam-warns-davos-of-pernicious-impact-of-the-widening-wealth-gap-9070714.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tough-times-trigger-shoplifting-epidemic-as-organised-gangs-steal-valuable-goods-to-order-9070709.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10582896/French-economy-has-been-run-into-the-sand-says-Cabinet-minister.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25804847

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