There’s a lot of talk about Personal values and Belief on the internet. People need to know how to establish themselves in life, how to be something.
Values are very much related to understanding. How you look at the world and how you deal with the world on a daily basis.
If you believe in a dogma or ideology, and you don’t spend time thinking about it, trying to understand it, then you will have a conflict with your values.
Your values are the ideas that reoccur when you come into conflict with something like a circumstance or another person who tries to coerce you or force you to do things that you don’t believe in. Your
believe in a dogma or ideology, like a flag and demand that you stand firm in your beliefs and defend your values.
We all want to experience new things. So, when we come across a new situation that offers something that may help us or increase our well being, either with security or money, we take it seriously.
We will investigate it and make decisions about its value to us.
It may be something that other people don’t think of as being worthwhile. It may be a rare idea or something off the beaten track, but it’s up to you to decide. If it’s new and you take it on board, try it out, and discover that it fits well into your life then you’ve found something that already relates to your present values.
If you realise it’s the missing part in your search for a better life and it means an enormous change that requires strength of mind and persistent effort until it becomes a natural element in your life, then it’s a new value that you are developing.
Sure, it’s a new everything. New activity, new feelings and new orientation in life. But that’s okay, it’s of value to you.
The key to making it successfully through change of values – or even beliefs, is to be able to use all of your resources to stay the course. Not to flag and a fall at the wayside halfway. That would be a shame to allow it to happen.
The biggest reason for failure in anything is lack of effort. Half hearted attempts and throwing the towel in too early are common – probably about 95% of the population try something new each year, especially after january the 1st, then they quit within weeks of starting. It could’ve lead to a better life, or a more meaningful existence.
Changing values happens when people understand something more deeply than they did before.
You can’t know something,believe it’s useful in your life and then discover that your thinking is faulty but continue to follow the idea anyway. Only a moron defies the logic of understanding through his or her incompetence.
Some people seem stubborn and never change – I think it’s simply that they never learned to think about their actions. Then, other people who live lives of action without thought encounter an event in life that throws them from the rock face and they fall into the valley. They wake up, hopefully, with a new perspective on life. Change can create new thought, new thought processes demand reorganisation of the belief and values system in ourselves.
People change all of the time, most often from hard to easy. From tough stuff to comfort stuff. They stunt their growth as human beings by avoiding the hard things in life, facing up to themselves and understanding that they don’t know it all, to know that so long as we are alive and living amongst others we have an opportunity to learn and improve our ability to be better at what we do. To be real humans.
Change causes change of values. Your outlook changes often if you are genuinely interested in the world. You can’t live a life without effort, without working on things such as your opinions and your ideals.
What was good at 18 years old will seem shallow at 30 years old. Try it, listen to the music that you loved at 18 years old – sure some of it will be classic, great and never-forgettable, but most of it will be a baffling experience of “why did I like that music?”. The brain grows and the mind develops, we change and so do our values.