Whenever we get to talking about values, I have a little different perception. I don’t put a lot of weight into ‘values’ these days. I’ve quit worrying about morals, stopped worrying about ethics, quit worrying about values. Those are subjective. Those are dependent on what we’re taught at any given time from the culture that we grew up in.
If you look up the definition of values, you won’t see ‘values’ itself. It is ‘value.’ A singular noun. Almost every definition has to do with ‘worth.’ Somewhere down in there, around the tenth definition, there will be one that says ‘values’ plural. And it’s still about worth and it, but it talks about the societal worth given by common ideas within a community.
“We become able to make wise and loving decisions based on principles and ideas that have real value in our lives.”
“If practice makes perfect, but nobody is perfect. Then Why Practice?”
This was a question I once heard during a group conversation. It was several years ago, and I was not prepared for such a question. Quite honestly, it completely stumped me. And over the years I have found myself pondering that very question.
Perfection is in the Journey
We practice towards perfection, not for the attainment of perfection. But for the growth of the experience. I practice because I want to be better than I am.
To Live strictly by Morals and Values is to Live a flawed Life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to have Morals and Values. But, we tend to believe there is some great Moral code, which is universal and applies to everyone. The problem with this is not everyone shares the same Morals and Values. They are relative terms, decided by the common beliefs which are native to the region or society we were raised around. Continue reading “Are Morals and Values flawed?”