2 What are Values?Qualities, Characteristic or ideas about which we feel very strongly.Value define what is of worth.Our values affect our decisions, goals and behavior.A belief that someone or something is worthwhile.Value help guide your actions and judgments.Believe it or not our values even affect the purchases we make.2
3 Where do you get Values? Home Society School Friends TV Internet You TubeMy SpaceChurchMusicBooksFamiliesCultureEmployersThe Years you were raised3
4 Your age will influence your values Ages ParentsAges 8-13 – Teacher, heroes (sports, rock, TV)Ages – Friends (choose good ones!)Ages 21= Your values are established, but you may test your values from time to time.4
5 Can you believe?By the time you are seven years old you have already formed values from your parents.Values need to be taught from the very beginning.5
6 Characteristics of Values Values are personalOur actions point to what we really valueOur values give us our perception of the worldInconsistent behavior may indicate and absence of valuesValues change as experiences change6
7 More Characteristics Respect others values When faced with adversity, our values determine our choicesOur values give us identityValues are subject to change!7
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