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Good-For-Nothing: Who Is?

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The phrase “good-for-nothing” refers to the insignificance of someone or something. Some synonyms include “of no use or value.”

Good-for-nothing they say!

The expression is widely used. They either refer to someone or something, and I’m not sure why that phrase is used at all.

QUESTION: Is anyone or anything truly good-for-nothing?

When something or someone is referred to as having no value, it means that they are useless, worthless, incompetent, and inefficient. In our societies, even in our immediate communities, we see people who appear inefficient, worthless, and the like, and we sometimes succumb to the temptation to label them as ‘good-for-nothing.’ Yes, they may appear worthless, inefficient, incompetent, and useless, but are they truly useless?


Everyone has been endowed with unique personalities/gifts that allow them to thrive in the world. They may not appear to have it, but they do; they have been endowed with wonderful gifts that can make the world a better place to live.

They are not good for nothing
An Angel in this stone

Now, why does some pleople seem worthless?

Related: “Strength in Weakness

While no one is truly ‘good-for-nothing,’ some people do appear or appear incompetent et cetera. People appear or appear to be this way because they have not discovered or have refused to discover their uniqueness. They are unaware that the world requires them to thrive, and that they must contribute their gifts to positively shape their society and the world.

Everyone of us must be conscious of harnessing our unique gifts and making efforts to put those gifts to good use.

As a matter of fact, in harnessing one’s gift, two factors are involved, and they must work together to achieve the desired success. They are; the factors of YOU and ME.


This factor refers to ME discovering what my unique gifts are and harnessing them to impact my world positively.

Discover yourself because you are not good for nothing
I will discover me

These gifts might not be as alarming as another person’s, but I will value them, nurse them, and put them to positive use!

Read Also: “The Ultimate Will Of God

You see, people live and exit this world without actually harnessing their unique selves, they move in directions that people and their society push them to and at the end they are so unfulfilled.
Today I say to you, look inward, discover those unique gifts inside of you, and intentionally invest in yourself.

Invest in your self because you are not good for nothing
I will invest in me

Check for those things that you are so good at, those things that you can sacrifice your time and energy doing and even though you feel drained at the end of the day, you still feel fulfilled.

I am not good for nothing
You matter

Celebrate Motherhood


This factor refers to YOU, yes YOU, my friend, family, and acquaintance. Involve yourself in utilizing my unique gifts; be there for me when I need you, talk positively to me, be kind to me, see me as someone going somewhere, don’t judge me based on my current position and situation, and love me. Don’t think of me as a ‘good-for-nothing’. Do everything you can to propel me forward.

In the end, no one is really ‘Good-For-Nothing’

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