My Personal Values Essay

1355 Words Jun 14th, 2012 6 Pages
My personal values

Values are those things that are important, meaningful and valued by an individual, a group of people, or an organization. Whether we are aware of them or not, every individual has his or her core set of values, which consist of many different kinds of values. Each individual’s value system is different from one another because individual’s values are built up through one’s life experience, environment, and family background. Values are important to us because they reflect our personal moral standards, shape our behavior, and guide us through long life journeys. Since we live in a highly connected society, each person’s value system does not only affect one’s own life, but also affects many other people and the human
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However, we should pay attention to our manners, utilize our communication skills; and on the bottom line, we need to avoid intentionally hurting people.
When coming across people who have total different opinions from mine, I always act respectfully. For example, at school, we have to do many team projects; most often, team members may come from total different cultural background, and thus always have different opinions about the same thing. Being respectful to other students, I am well-mannered, using appropriate language, opening to criticisms, and conducting myself professionally. If everyone knows how to respect to others and act respectfully to each other, we will easily to get along with each other and thus there be more happiness and less conflict in our society, so we will make the world a better place.
Second, I highly value integrity. Integrity is defined as “a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.” It generally means not intentionally harming others, not stealing from, not cheating, or being fair to, others. I value integrity because it manifests a person’s inner strength, honor, kindness, and geniuses of one’s soul. According to Kantian moral perspective whether an action is morally good or not depends primarily in the intentions of the agent performing the…