Friday, May 22, 2015

Concept of Values

by Anton Antonio
April 24, 2014

Values are important and lasting beliefs shared by the members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable.  A set of values or core beliefs have a large influence on a person’s or the members of his group’s behaviour and attitudes.  It serves as ethical standards or broad guidelines in the conduct of his day-to-day activities. 

Value is also the regard that something is held for benefit that may be gained from chosen goods or services.  In this light, value is actually measured by looking at how much time, money or resources we are willing to sacrifice to have or use a certain good or service.  Values, therefore, are not constant and change through time as a necessary response to changes in the life and living conditions of people.

The Concept of Values is nebulous (meaning: unclear, vague and hard to define).  It rests largely on the culture, background and situation of an individual or a specific group of persons.  It could even be subjective depending on individual preferences. 

The Concept of Values is never constant... and our Concept of Value can also be considered as dynamic and not a static concept… it changes through time.  This simply means that past values may not apply to present situations… again, would depend largely on the changes (good or bad and desirable or undesirable) that have already occurred to the person or group involved.  As man and society have the inherent (meaning: existing in something or someone as a permanent, essential or characteristic attribute) capacity to adapt to changes, part of this adaptation mechanism is his changing concept of values.

Just my little thoughts…

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