Values Essay Research Paper Christian Ethics B1

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Values Essay, Research Paper Christian Ethics, B-1, Michael R. Way Values are ideals that people apply to themselves in acclamation to events that occur in accordance with life. People find these values to be very pertinent to themselves and they should be followed steadfast. But as the wise man says, People don t always do what they say . This is where values divide into two distinctions, stated and lived values. At times there can be a fine line between the two, people switch between differing lived values constantly. In a manner of speaking, my entire downward spiral began from this story which I am using as an example. In 8th grade, after my two best friends, who had been dating each other for 6 months broke up, I made a grave mistake. I was in class with my friend Jenn

Hoderny and she was saying that just a day after the relationship had ended she was already with a new guy. This was obviously just a recovery guy, otherwise known as a rebound , and I said something really mean. For no reason, it just spurted out, I didn t even mean to do it, but I said to her You re such a slut . Afterwards within a few seconds of saying it I immediately apologized and felt horrible. Rumor was that she cried that night on the phone over the incident, and after that the real trouble began. People who knew me and might have been somewhat jealous of me, I don t know really but at the time I had been really popular and everyone s friend, and it was my enemies chance to strike. Within a few days people were already circulating that I kept saying bad stuff about her

nonstop, which was all lies, and she grew to hate me. I lost one of my best friends from this incident, from the lies and deceit of people. From the moment I said something bad people s lived values shifted from good to evil instantly, and the fine line was crossed. In this essay I will tell about my own stated and lived values and tell stories involving some of them. My first stated value would be the one called love. This value is probably the most regressive and damaging for myself, even though it is the one I hold most highly. I have problems with falling in love too easily, and then when it eventually does not work out like always, I feel deep heart wrenching pain. It is said, It is better to have love and lost then to never have loved before , I don t agree with this

wholeheartedly. I guess in a way I understand what they re actually getting at is when you fall in love with someone and it really works out. Therefore it can be something that you remember about. For example a marriage that was a long and happy one and even though you might have lost you partner you still remember the good times and know how much emptier your life would have been if you had never met them, stating this from a non partisan view. Love can bring pain and heartbreak to the best of us and in the end at one time affects us all. Another stated value of mine would be that of honesty. This is my second most importantly held personal stated value. I try to live the most honest life that I possibly can, but I m no angel. But when people do say that I am lying about

something and I m not, which is mostly the case, I get somewhat perturbed. But as I said, I m no angel, and no where near perfect. But in most cases I don t lie about things and I try to be as honest as I can. For without honesty between people, what else is there? Honesty as also with love can be the purity for the base of a relationship, for without those being intact, it can become corrupted and distorted. The last stated value I ll mention is that of knowledge. I, myself, am in a constant search for knowledge and information to try and improve my acumen. I love to read, and to research things to learn more about the world and things I am interested in. As example, at this current time I am reading the book IT by Stephen King, which I ve already read twice but it is my