Values. Journal “There is something within us that gives meaning to life, something that provides the basis for ranking our various needs, wants and goals.” Write a paragraph explaining what your values are and why they are important to you. Text Read pgs. 71-73, Do Review #3-4 pg. 85.
Values Journal“There is something within us that gives meaning to life, something that provides the basis for ranking our various needs, wants and goals.”Write a paragraph explaining what your values are and why they are important to you. Text Read pgs. 71-73, Do Review #3-4 pg. 85
Color Poll • Select your favorite color. • Vote on classes favorite color. • I’m sorry you are wrong! Your favorite color should be brown. • You won’t pass if your favorite color is not the same as mine. • If you want a good grade, wear brown, write with brown ink on brown paper.
Puzzle ActivityGet into groups according to the number on your puzzle piece. Put the puzzle together.Who had the most important puzzle piece?What are some things that you cannot do alone?What happens when someone drops the ball or does not follow directions?What if you don’t like the job they did?
What are values? • Qualities, characteristic or ideas about which we feel very strong. • Our values affect our decisions, goals and behavior. • They are standards to guide your actions, judgments and attitudes. • They define what is of worth, what is beneficial and what is harmful.
Values • If you remain in touch with your values, you will achieve your goals. • Base everyday choices on your values and goals. • Don’t climb a ladder that is leaning against the wrong wall. • Values are personal. Respect others’ value system.
Where do you get values? • Values come from our homes, school, society, friends, TV, church, music, books, families, culture, etc. • Different people and things influence you at different ages: • Ages 1-7: Parents • Ages 8-13: Teachers, Heroes • Ages 14-20: Peers • Ages 21+: Your values are established, but you may test your values from time to time.
Values vs. Facts • There is a difference in values and facts. • Values are things we feel “should” influence our lives. • Facts simply states what actually is. • A value is a statement of one’s personal beliefs. • A fact is established by observation and measurement.
Types of Values • Moral – What is right or wrong; thoughts or codes by which to live. • Aesthetic – Values that reflect your feelings about what has beauty in nature and life. They reveal appreciation for the way things look, sound, feel, taste and smell. • Material – Values that reflect the possessions we own; the things on which we spend our money.
Types of Values continued… • Intrinsic – Values for things or ideas that have value to us in their own right; the end and not the means to an end. (i.e.: antique car – beauty) • Extrinsic – Values that are important because they help us gain other values or desired results. (i.e.: antique car – money) • Universal – Values to which most people agree. (i.e.: equality, respect of others, life) • Group Specific-Values that differ from state to state or region to region. (i.e.: US: value time – in hurry;Europeans: value people – take time to talk.)
Living My Values Activity • Fold piece of paper in half (hamburger style), leave folded. • List 10 things you spend your time doing (activities). • Turn page over. List your 5 most important values. • Open paper. Draw lines to match the value to the activity. • How do they match up? • Do you need to re-evaluate your values or how you spend your time?
Values • If you remain in touch with your values, you will achieve your goals. • Base everyday choices on your values and goals. • Don’t climb a ladder that’s leaning against the wrong wall.
Personal Pyramid Daily Tasks Intermediate Goals Long Term Goals VALUES
Opportunity Costs • The cost we pay when we give something up to gain something else • For example: By buying a shirt you give up the possibility of buying a pretzel • Match your values to what you do
Plan! Plan! Plan! • Why (do I want to do this)? • Where (will it take me? Which direction)? • What (do I need to get there)? Complete the Insights into your values worksheet
Wants or Needs As a table group: • Define want • Define need • List examples of “wants” and “needs” Next: Wants or Needs activity