My mom’s best friend (who has passed away) used to have a phrase she would say that would always make me smile a bit. She’d talk about someone or something someone did and she would say, “S/he thinks they’re a person.” Yet somehow it had become clear to her that they were not worthy of the status of person. I wondered what made someone not worthy of being called a person and now I think I understand what she was saying.
People have responsibilities and obligations and when you do not meet them or you act in a way that is disrespectful to yourself or others then you can really put your status as a person in jeopardy.
We’re all human and make mistakes but ask yourself if you are a person for yourself and for someone else. Being a person to me means you care about other persons just as much as you care about yourself.