Relevance of Values and Sacrifice

Carol and I had another relevant discussion last night in which I realized how arbitrary and illusory are my values. My question last night was, “At what level of value does a sacrifice become acceptable?” Her response was an epiphany for me, “Any level – because how can you place a value on a dream?” That is, how can you say that one dream is more valuable than another – or one aspect of a dream more important than any other aspect? You can’t! All aspects are equally subjective and therefore irrelevant to value.

First, let me define value –

“the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.” (Google)

To which, I ask, “According to who?” That is, who assigns that value? Who determines “the importance, worth, or usefulness of something”?

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In Search of The Core Value

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What would you judge is most important in life? Your family? Your job? How you appear to others? Where you live? Who you know? Maybe the kind of car you drive? Or the house you bought?

Where did you get these values? Your parents? Your co-workers? Your boss? Your spouse? Maybe your society? Or maybe you invented them yourself?

Whatever your values or wherever they came from, there is probably one that underlies them all: existence. In order to enjoy any of the others, you must first exist. In fact, that value is SO valuable that elements of your self will do just about anything to preserve it.

Just to give you a sense of how valuable your values are and where they come from, we offer this audio imagery by Joseph free of charge – in search of the core value. Enjoy!

(WARNING: The MP3 audio track linked to above is a hypnotic imagery and as such is not intended for use while driving or while operating or using dangerous equipment or tools. Please use caution as this audio track is intended to induce altered states of consciousness.).