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What is Values?

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Valuing Process
1) It is freely and willingly chosen without pressure from others

2) It has other alternatives to offer


Seven General Steps of the Valuing Process

3) It has been chosen carefully with consideration on its possible consequences

4) It is well appreciated and prized


5) It is properly acknowledged in public 6) It is displayed in your behavior

7) It is a lifetime value and not a fancy act


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Why should we discover our Values? to gain inner peace


Why should we discover our values?

to decrease stress levels


to find satisfaction in life

to feel fulfilled, happy, content, and worthwhile


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Finding out whats most Important Our Values


We must first believe that we are capable of changing now We must also have the belief that if we are going to create long-term change in our lives, that we are responsible, nobody else is going to do it for us. We must have the belief that if we set our sites in a new direction, and then move confidently in that direction, we will successfully arrive near the place we wanted to go We must be certain that our values determine our actions and behaviors
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Beliefs that we must firmly maintain

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Two Kinds of Values


Two Kinds of Values

Instrumental Values - consist


primarily of personal characteristic and character traits

Terminal Values - things


that we can work toward or we think are most important and that we feel are most desirable
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Instrumental Values
Ambitious (Hard-working, aspiring) Broadminded (Open-minded) Capable (Competent, effective) Cheerful (Lighthearted, joyful) Clean (Neat, tidy) Courageous (Standing up for your beliefs) Forgiving (Willing to pardon others) Helpful (Working for the welfare of others) Honest (Sincere, truthful) Imaginative (Daring, creative) Independent (Self-reliant, self sufficient) Intellectual (Intelligent, reflective) Logical (Consistent, rational) Loving (Affectionate, tender) Obedient (Dutiful, respectful) Polite (Courteous, wellmannered) Responsible (Dependable, reliable) Self - controlled (Restrained, self discipline)
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Terminal Values
A world at Peace (free of war and conflict) Family Security (taking care of loved ones) Freedom (independence, free choice) Equality (brotherhood, equal opportunity for all) Self-respect (self esteem) Happiness (contentedness) Wisdom (a mature understanding of life National security (protection from attack) Salvation (saved, eternal life)
True friendship (close companionship) A sense of accomplishment (a lasting contribution) Inner Harmony (freedom from inner conflict) A comfortable life (a prosperous life) Mature love (sexual and spiritual intimacy) A world of beauty (beauty of nature and the arts) Pleasure (an enjoyable leisurely life) Social recognition (respect, admiration) An exciting life (a stimulating active life)

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Types of Values

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Where do our values come from?


Culture

Media Outlets

Family

Our Values

Friends

Teachers
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Main Strengths of Filipino Character


Ability to survive Pakikipagkapwa-tao Family orientation

Main Strengths

Joy and humor Flexibility, adaptability, & creativity Hard work & industry

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Faith & religiosity


Source: Senate Task Force on Moral Recovery

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Main Weaknesses of Filipino Character

Extreme Personalism Extreme Family-centeredness

Main Weaknesses

Lack of discipline

Passivity & lack of initiative Kanya-kanya syndrome Lack of self-analysis & reflection
Source: Senate Task Force on Moral Recovery
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Discovering your personal values


develop a clear picture of what our own values really are by asking question What is most important to me in my life? What are three things that you would like to do or achieve or become before you die? What are three things that you would like to do or accomplish within the next three years?
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Developing your Personal Values


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Identify your Values

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Prioritize your values

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Write a clarifying paragraph for each value

Write down as many things that you can think of that have value for you.

Prioritize them in order of importance to you

Figure out what each of your values means to you

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