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Do you have a code of values that you live by ?

Asked by Hibernate (9058points) May 24th, 2011

What are the things you value more in your life ?

What are the things you will never abandon [ no matter what ] ?

What are your values and how did you find them ?

Why do you appreciate them ?

Discuss and try not to flame each other please.

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Brian1946's avatar

Values? I LMFAO at such ridiculous concepts. It is such foolishness that makes civilization so soft and ripe for conquest!


Poser's avatar

In descending order of importance to me.
1. Family. Self-explanatory.
2. Freedom/Liberty. My freedom to live as I wish, and to ensure that I do nothing to infringe on, as well as doing every reasonable thing I can to ensure, others’ right to live as they wish.

That’s really about it. That is pretty much my value system. Of course, I believe in the Golden Rule, and try to live according to that, but even the G.L. falls within the two values above.

augustlan's avatar

Mine is super simple: Do the right thing. Period.*

*In cases where you don’t know the right thing, do that which causes the least harm.

stardust's avatar

I try to be the best person I can be. When I don’t succeed there, I learn and do not repeat.

Blackberry's avatar

I’m an atheist, so I have no values. I don’t even have morals :P

Cruiser's avatar

What are the things you value more in your life ? Family

What are the things you will never abandon [ no matter what ] ? Family, the pets, and my guitars.

What are your values and how did you find them ? – I was taught the usual moral code in church, school, scouts and at home. Life refined and distilled my values to a few core principals. To each his own, an eye for an eye, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Two others are if it’s too good to be true….it is. And trust is a fluid commodity and be very careful where you invest it.

Why do you appreciate them ? Because they enable me to navigate through life and come out bruised but not beaten.

Pele's avatar

Yes I do…..
Don’t hurt others… and
protect and take of family and loves ones and friends…

Judi's avatar

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Don’t judge lest ye be judged. Treat everyone as if they were an angel in disguise.

gm_pansa1's avatar

Number one on my list is honesty. There’s no reason to explain why.

Poser's avatar

@augustlan: To quote Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, “I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path was. Without exception, I knew. But I never took it. You know why? It was too damn hard.”

Coloma's avatar

I value honesty & integrity above all.

I also value honing our self awareness, which, without this, one is constantly acting out in unconscious ways that most often, are harmful in all they do, and all they interact with.

Everyone rants about the evils of the world, the few, glaringly obvious figures, that are spotlighted for the great harm they cause.
In reality, the most pain and suffering is perpetrated by the average person, on a daily basis, through their unconsciousness.

erichw1504's avatar

1. Integrity first
2. Service before self
3. Excellence in all I do

Rarebear's avatar

I do not lie.

Facade's avatar

My values basically boil down to loving everyone. It’s hard, and I don’t always succeed, but I try.

TexasDude's avatar

I used to call my personal philosophy (or value system) “altruistic stoicism” but I’ve since “toughened” up a bit so that I don’t get tread upon.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@Blackberry I guess I don’t have any values or morals, either. My life is myself and my kids. I would gladly kill somebody who was standing in the way of one of my kids’ success, if I thought I could get away with it. I guess I am governed only by a primative instinct for me and my offspring to survive, succeed and prosper. I don’t worry about any god punishing me for wrongdoing, but I do worry about society punishing me – and I wouldn’t do anything that would make my children ashamed of me. Those two concerns limit my behavior quite a bit.

Blackberry's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt I was joking, but that’s a good way of looking at it lol.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@Blackberry I don’t know if you were joking about being an athiest, but I know that most people really do think that if you don’t believe in God, then you must be a degenerate P.O.S. with no morals or values. Not true – many people can govern themselves without the fear of an invisible being punishing them. And some, like me, can govern themselves just because they want to be a good person for themselves and for their children. For some, the fear of society punishing them is enough.

Blackberry's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt Oh, I’m an atheist, and that’s why I made the joke, because some people do think that about atheists.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@Blackberry Then you and I are on the same page. :)

Hibernate's avatar

Not really One doesn’t need to have God in his/her life to have somewhat of a morality in them. ^^

Only138's avatar

Sure…work hard, play harder! Family first and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. and “life is complicated enough…so keep it simple”.

Berserker's avatar

I try not to be a dick. That’s about it.

mattbrowne's avatar

Emphasize interdependence relying on mutual assistance, support, and cooperation in our families, workplaces, communities and society as a whole.

Magdalene's avatar

What are the things you value more in your life ?What are the things you value more in your life ?

Ans: My mom and dad

What are the things you will never abandon [ no matter what ] ?

Ans: my love

What are your values and how did you find them ?

Ans: the essence of ,my life is to love one another…I got to learn this from The Holy Bible

Why do you appreciate them ?

Ans: because that’s worth appreciating!

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