by Dr Amelia Stephens
Last night when going to bed, a particular word came to me to consider – and this was preciousness.
This is not a word I have spent much time thinking about in the past, and was certainly not a word that I felt pertained to me. Being ‘too precious’ is something I know is not encouraged, and people still tease others for this apparently being the case.
What does it mean to be precious then, and why do we as a society still not value this quality within people?