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.


Science Can Answer Moral Questions


What Are Your Values?

Your values are the things that are important in the way you live and work. Your values determine your priorities, and they are ultimately the fundamental measure of your success in life. When the things you do match your values, life is usually good.


Importance of Inner Values

His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about the importance of inner values such as compassion, in this short clip from his talk "Educating the Heart" given at the University of Hawaii, on Oahu, Hawaii, to an audience of mostly high school and college students on April 14, 2012.


Why Values Matter | Jan Stassen | TEDxmünchen

Jan Stassen is the co-founder of the Museum of Values and CEO of the in Berlin. He is an observer, a curator and cultural translator. He holds a Master in Social and Economic Communication at the Universität der Künste Berlin.


How to Find Your Core Values | 3 Easy Steps

Determine your core values with my 3 easy step process. Learn why core values are important! Discover your personal core values with my instructions in this video. If you've ever wondered what are personal core values, stay tuned.


Build Your Life with Your Values | Simon Sinek | TED 2015

Simon Sinek speaks on designing your life based on what you value.


Dr. Robert Johnson - Attitude and the Power of Dreams

Dr. Robert Johnson discusses the importance of one's attitude in life and how dreams can help in his film In Search of the Holy Grail


David Brooks: Should You Live for Your Résumé ... or Your Eulogy?

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love - the values that make for a great eulogy. Can we balance these two selves? Perhaps, once we know them both.


How to Determine Your Core Life Values

In this video, I share with you an exercise on how to determine your core life values. Through this process, we are going to discover whether your current values are propelling you forward, or holding you back.


4 Steps to Discovering Your Core Values

This video will help you to discover your core values. Core values will help you create the life of your dreams.