Hold Tight To Your Values
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I believe that core values are extremely important in life and these core values come from what we have been exposed to when we were growing up. Certain people influenced my thinking through the years and taught me the core values I have now which include kindness all the time, honesty, integrity, compassion, loyalty
Sadly though, I see a change in values in our world…our country and I began to wonder did this mean I should change my core values. I see a world drifting more towards materialism than ever before and less towards a core values system. As I lay here in the dark contemplating life, I wondered was I the odd man out as the expression goes or were there others who still felt this way.
Remember growing up and when we were still in school, we often would hold back our own feelings to be part of the crowd? It was called peer pressure and it happens with adults too. People are afraid to express their views because of the bullying attitude many have.
Just because the values in our country seem to be undermined by those we trusted does not mean we should abandon our own values. It is our values of standing for one as a country, of being patriotic, of being loyal, of being honest and authentic that made our country so good.
When things keep happening as they will, just remember that diversity is good but division is not. A country divided can not stand anymore than a family divided will stay complete. We have to hold to our core values of honesty, authenticity, morals and not let anyone else change those views.
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