Have you ever thought about your values? In Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl speaks of three central values – as a way to discover meaning – in life, i.e. that which happens to us, that which we bring into existence, e.g. doing a deed, and our response in difficult circumstances. Mortimer Adler, speaks of values as things that ” are good and necessary for all men whether they consciously desire them or not.”
I have some questions today (for myself actually).
1) From the list below which values are most important to you?
comfort freedom adventure equality competition discipline beauty & art friendship security independence harmony loyalty knowledge success respect God happiness balance in life health work money leadership service marriage & family personal growth spiritual life inspiration prestige wisdom power excitement love teamwork recognition
2) Can you name any books / films / songs that influenced your value system? What values did they portray?
3) Were there (or is there) any people in your life influencing you, teaching you about values?
4) Can you think of any experiences in your life that influenced you and your value system?