Scott Braithwaite, First year student
In my free time I read an article on Studydaddy.com that changed my worldview and helped me look at life from the other side. The most important role not only in the life of each individual, but also of society as a whole, is played by the values and value orientations, which perform primarily an integrative function. It is on the basis of values (while being guided by their approval in society) that each person makes his own choice in life. Values, taking a central position in the structure of personality, have a significant impact on a person’s orientation and content of his social activity, behavior and actions, his social position and on his general attitude to the world, to himself and other people. Therefore, the loss of the meaning of life by a person is always the result of the destruction and rethinking of the old value system, and in order to find this meaning again, it needs to create a new system based on common human experience and using the forms of behavior and activities accepted in society.
I believe that the main thing is the moral standards in human life. Since this is the foundation of society. Values are a kind of internal human integrator, concentrating around him all his needs, interests, ideals, attitudes and beliefs. Thus, the system of values in human life takes the form of the inner core of his whole personality, and the same system in society is the core of its culture. Value systems, functioning both at the level of the individual and at the level of society, create a kind of unity. This is due to the fact that the personal system of values is always formed, based on the values that are dominant in a particular society, and they in turn influence the choice of the individual goal of each individual and the definition of ways to achieve it.
Values in a person's life are the basis for choosing goals, ways and conditions of activity, and also help him to answer the question, for what he performs this or that activity? In addition, values are the system-forming core of the plan (or program), human activity and his inner spiritual life, because the spiritual principles, intentions and moral norms of humanity no longer refers to activities, but to values and value orientations.