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The value of values

One of the paths to insanity is to try to reason around someone else’s actions or behaviour by assuming that their value system is the same as yours.

This includes people who come from the same culture, tradition, ethnicity, and even family as you do.

Our value system may be informed by a common framework or point of reference.

But, unless everyone complies 100% with that framework, each interpretation or implementation of those values becomes a unique value system, as unique as each individual.

When we don’t recognise these differences, we insist on compliance rather than understanding in the way each person adopts these values in their lives.

That’s the root of misunderstanding: The assumption that because we have shared values on some key issues, we have shared values on all issues.

Thus, relationships and homes are broken because of our expectations of compliance rather than our efforts towards understanding.

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