Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today’s post was requested by a reader but coincidentally I also had a talk about this topic last week. Personal values have different levels of importance for so many people – but I think they’re super important. So today, I’ll be sharing why personal values are vital to everyone. Let’s jump into it!
What Are Values?
Principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life.Oxford Languages
Simply speaking, values are sort of like your moral code. Everyone has different values based on their own life experiences and individuals can tailor them each to their specific views and opinions and will strive to abide by them. People will always have their own values, regardless of whether they’ve outwardly said them or not, how they react in different situations throughout their life will help to mould their personal values.
Why Do People Have Personal Values?
People’s personal values can be so vital to them. With the main reason being so that they know what they can stand for in any difficult life situations. Your values can sort of help to navigate how you’ll feel in different situations and help to choose what you think is right or wrong.
A person’s values will always be so specific because they can help them remain true to themselves. If you think about it, a person has chosen values based on years worth of life experiences and values can benefit them as they can always remember where they’ve come from and to remember previous life lessons and other external factors to take into the future.
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Sticking To Your Everchanging Values
Sticking to your values can sometimes be the hardest thing but usually it’s one of the most rewarding things about making decisions.
Doing this will allow other people to know your personal boundaries and what you’re most comfortable with. It also allows you to be able to surround yourself with like-minded people who know your limits and have similar opinions on certain situations. They can also help you against any sort of peer pressure because you know what you will or won’t do in life. That’s why knowing your values in super important as you will be able to express them to others much more easily and will know when they change.
Throughout the course of your life, it’s obvious your values will change because you as a person has changed. It’s highly unlikely that all your values now are the exact same as all your values 5 years ago. But as you go through different chapters in your life – make sure you take time to reevaluate your values and see what’s changed, because this can affect how people interact with you too. It’s also likely that your friends/family’s values have changed. So just keep that in mind while interacting with them and try not to overstep any new boundaries they have. But also be sure to check up on them too if they don’t seem normal (remember values can also be influenced by peer pressure.)
Thank you so much for reading this post, I really enjoyed writing this as I was excited to put my knowledge to use! Let me know in the comments your thoughts on personal values, and whether you’d like to share yours.
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