The Importance of Values


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Value” by “The Daily Post.”

We all have things that we value in life. The world is full of things of value. The key is the importance placed on that valuation and how one values something. Having value in life is important, but we need to know why we place value in something and is that value that we give a good thing or a bad thing. Putting a value, on something is nothing more than saying what is important to an individual or society. A lot of times this is our beliefs about the world and how we belong to it, and relate to it and others around us.

Our “values” is what makes a society and governs how people interact with one another. Because of this, the values that make a society or individual must be clear and well understood. For it is when what a society values are not understood or they become blurred with other competing values, that causes a society to break down.

Everybody has his/her own values and things that they put value into but in a society, the values of individuals have to, if not be the same, at least be similar and not conflict. Thus, one had to know what he/she put value in, to be a part of a society.

So what do you value and why? Do you know what your values are and understand them? If not, why?

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