We use our value system—a hierarchy of qualities we have embraced as important—every day to make decisions and choices. While most people will agree that common values such as honesty, courage, loyalty, confidence, and kindness are important, each society, community, family, and person all have a differing set of which values should take precedent over others in any given situation. When we make decisions based on values that differ from the prevailing or expected ones, we can be seen as being anything from inconsiderate to morally wrong. Tension between personal and community or cultural values causes social friction, invokes shame, and leads to intense moral judgment on all sides. Understanding that there is no one right value judgment in any situation can help open compassion to others, and discovering what our own core values are can help us make bold decisions that lead toward integrity and self-fulfillment.

What Matters Most: The Power of Living Your Values

What Matters Most Hyrum Smith, a time management specialist, offers an urgently needed plan to help people determine exactly what matters most, and how to live your life according to those priorities. What Matters Most gives readers a real plan of action for living a happier and fuller life.

Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life

Put your values first and focus on what matters most Despite our good intentions, many of us experience a chronic imbalance between the desire to live our values and the distractions and never-ending to-do lists that can get in the way.

Creating Values in Life: Personal, Moral, Spiritual, Family and Social Values

Unfortunately, very few people these days talk about real values in life. What we stand for in life, and are we living up to these values are worth pondering. Are our aspirations in tune with the real purpose of life? It is the values that remind us often what to aspire in life.

What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D.

The Values Factor: The Secret to Creating an Inspired and Fulfilling Life

What is the most important step you can take to achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of? You might think the answer is something like, start saving money, get a better job, find my soul mate, or improve my marriage.


Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would be its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become one of the most important of the Stoic philosophers.

Education and the Significance of Life

The teacher probes the Western problems of conformity and loss of personal values while offering a fresh approach to self-understanding and the meaning of personal freedom and mature love.

Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals

Moore shows how honoring periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve into the soul’s deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life’s meaning.

The Value of You: The Guide to Living Boldly and Joyfully Through the Power of Core Values

Where are you going? Where have you been? What are you doing about it NOW? As you think through these questions, I encourage you to make your move and reclaim the life you’ve always dreamed about. It’s yours if you really want it. But you'll need more than just a burning desire.


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