Values wow…what a word. What does it mean to us? People have to decide that for themselves.
There is the value we place on life, value we place on a house, car, relationship, education. There are so many avenues that we place a value on.
Have you ever stopped to look at your value system? I do periodically because I don’t want the values I place on something to slide downward.
The values we place come from many different sources but one key source if the family. Family is supposed to teach us right from wrong before we get out into our world and have bad influences. Religion that the family introduces the child to plays a role.
When we get old enough and start school, then those schools are to help shape our values.
Children mimic their parents on food, talking, attitudes, fears, prejudice and habits. Adults do the same thing.
When I worked with Corporations, I could always tell what kind of man ran the company based on how his employees acted and treated their customers. “Things roll down a hill they do not roll up a hill.”
We need a value system. Values affect our behavior. Either they help us to become successful as a person or they contribute to our being a failure. This is why people do what they do based on where it falls in their value system.