We intend Dignity as the Latin ‘dignitas’.
There are numbers of traits in common between DIGNITY and SOBRIETY. Anyway, we have our own differentiations. For instance, we consider the first a quality which relates particularly with our personal condition. Instead, we regard the second as more appropriate within the frame of social and public circumstances.
As an example, DIGNITY is evident when someone takes diligent care of his own home. Particularly if he operates even when no one else lives with him. And he keeps on taking care of his home even if nobody is soon to come for a visit. Another example of DIGNITY are the attentions, by whoever lives on his own, towards the corporal cleaning and tidying or, say, towards clothing.
When hard times come, a dignified person is unlikely to lose his bearing or to fall in bewilderment and depression.
We intend Dignity as the Latin ‘dignitas’. DIGNITY means the acceptance of defeats or failures without resorting to useless lamentations. This moral factor is a real (not only formal) ‘restraint’ in case of serious losses and other dramatic occurrences.
A dignified individual could accept the help and even the money of a friend, but he will keep just the amount strictly necessary for his own survival. And he will quickly provide for a complete refund as soon as circumstances get better.
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