Dignity

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(L. dignitatem, moral excellence). 1) Moral value, recognition of the value of every human being as a personality for itself and for the society to which it belongs; 2) Honorary position, employment and situation of authority. D. is a form of self-awareness and control of one’s own personality that allows human beings to understand their responsibility toward themselves and society, and allows the latter to recognize in practice the rights of the human personality and formulate requirements from it. N.H. affirms the d. of the personality as a high ethical value in interpersonal relations, in day-to-day practical activity, and in sociopolitical action. In so doing, humanism elevates the human person and helps struggle against the humiliation of citizens in daily life and in the sociopolitical life of today’s society.