Presentation on theme: "Values Values are the rules by which we make decisions about right and wrong, should and shouldn't, good and bad. They also tell us which are more."— Presentation transcript:
Values Values are the rules by which we make decisions about right and wrong, should and shouldn't, good and bad. They also tell us which are more or less important, which is useful when we have to trade off meeting one value over another. Morals Morals have a greater social element to values and tend to have a very broad acceptance. We judge others more strongly on morals than values. A person can be described as immoral, yet there is no word for them not following values.
We may hold certain values, but do not always show them in our attitude and behavior. Our attitude is a way to express our values. – Feelings, likes/dislikes, opinions – It’s how we feel and express verbally Behavior is our actions. – How people actually show their values without words. *** Our attitudes/behaviors change more than our values over a lifespan
Absolute: Definite (black and white) Relative: Interpretation (shades of gray) Traditional/Societal: Obeying laws, follow rules Personal: Self held values Family: Household rules and values Professional: Work force values Cultural: Different cultures hold different values WHO CAN THINK OF EXAMPLES OF THESE TYPES OF VALUES??
In the beginning, it is primarily from family Then as we make friends and go to school, our peers and teachers become very influential Society steps in and we become “socialized” to learn right from wrong and the rules of living in our society and culture. Throughout the lifespan, our environment plays a large role on what we choose to place value in.
When our personal values conflict with the norm or expected values of a situation. Examples: – You believe it is never alright (absolute value) to kill an animal. But you are a veterinarian and part of your job is to put animals down. – The star football player is failing your class, you think it is wrong to pass him so he can play in Friday’s game, but everyone is begging you to do it and will be mad if you don’t.
What’s Important to Note Values will change or fluctuate over a lifetime The values you hold dear now may alter as you gain more life experience. After we have our own families, careers, etc., maybe the things you find important now will fade into the background.