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(Twenty-minute read) 

YOU MIGHT THINK THAT IN OUR ONGOING EVOLUTION THAT THIS IS A VERY BASIC QUESTION.

Because value creation is the starting point for all businesses, successful or not, it’s a fundamental concept to understand. 

Value is created through an irreversible process that gives a resource’s ‘order’ greater usefulness to other humans.

Under this definition, almost any activity can be value-producing, and under our Capitalist system, all businesses must create value, and as a result, we have all become products.

But the commoditized of humans into products is not a pathway to success.

In the real world outside of economic theory, a value is considered universal when it goes beyond laws and beliefs; it is considered to have the same meaning for all people and does not vary according to society.

 I don’t think plunder of finite resources counts as value creation. 

UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS NO POINT TO LIFE IF WE ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND – THAT THERE CAN BE NO LIFE WITHOUT THE EARTH WE ALL LIVE ON.

This is universally true in all cultures at all times, but achieving this – REMAINS ELUSIVE.

This has led me to stop and ask myself, “What has happened to universal values?

Are there no issues, no beliefs, and no values that people everywhere can agree on?

Is there really no commonly shared right or wrong?”

Because we live in a world where every issue is multi-faceted, where every issue has advocates and detractors, where positive outcomes for some are viewed as negative outcomes for others.

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Universal values ​​are believed to be the basis of human integrity, but their definition and existence remain concepts widely discussed in psychology, political science, and philosophy.

The idea of ‘human rights is not universal – it is essentially the product of 17th and 18th-century European thought.

Even the idea of ‘rights’ does not necessarily exist in every society or advanced civilization.

A human right is ‘natural’ in that everyone owns them, not because they are subject to any particular system of law or religious or political administration. They can be asserted against individuals, but they express the political objective: that governments must respect, protect and promote them. That so if answered by any of the above you would be hard-pressed to get a straight answer because values interact with each other.

The problem is that any universal values clash in their representation by the breadth of goals, wisdom, social justice, equality between humans, and a world of peace, harmony, and beauty.  All are open to wide interpretations.

The first is that a large number of human beings, under different living conditions and subjected to different beliefs, find a certain human characteristic as valuable. In that case, the characteristic in question would then be called a universal value.

This is the reason that there is no universal acceptance of universal values and this is reflected in the nonunity of nature, the protection of the environment, and the harmony of each person with himself.

Universal values cannot remain constant or change because they haven’t been defined.

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Besides being alive, what are universally accepted human values that define ‘a good life’? 

The list includes  “Love”, “truth”, “justice”, “freedom”, “unity”, “tolerance”, “responsibility”, and “respect for life. ” 

According to the Oxford Dictionary values are something that deserves esteem for itself, which has intrinsic merit. 

There is no ultimate truth and all things are relative, so everything requires debate and decision.

If universally accepted values exist, do they remain constant or do they change over time?

There is no answer to the question. 

In fact, cultural relativism is a belief that opposes the existence of universal values; proposes that a value can not be universal because it is perceived differently in each culture. All the religions of the world attempt to give meaning and definition to life.

However, it is our conscience that convinces us there is something wrong with suffering, starvation, rape, pain, and evil, and it makes us aware that love, generosity, compassion, and peace are positive things for which we should strive.

In fact, the very laws of science are founded on the existence of absolute truth.

If there are no absolutes that define reality but all scientific study must by necessity be founded upon the belief that there are objective realities existing in the world and these realities can be discovered and proven. Without absolutes, what would there be to study? How could one know that the findings of science are real?

Based on cognitive function and life experience, human values dictate how individuals live, their preferences, priorities, principles, and behavior (Debbarma 2014; Hanel, Litzellachner, and Maio 2018).

So what are human values from the 20th century to date?

What is universal is the phrase ” What we need is ”  not  “what we want.”

There can be no douth with the use of smartphones/social media is changing values to  “situational ethics,” the belief that what is right or wrong is relative to the situation.

As cultures evolve and societies develop, people’s ways of thinking about good and evil are transforming and the nature of this transformation is a matter of speculation.

Human values themselves have transformed into social values that are shared and respected by society members, serve as guidance for individual expectations, and help to manage differences in harmony (for example cultural, political inclination, spiritual, and belief differences) in a peaceful way (Tsirogianni and Gaskell 2011).

Is repetition in mass media shaping our cultures into increasingly censorious-driven societies?

The way we tend to think about matters of right and wrong is different now from how we once did and, if the trends are to be believed, how we will in the future.

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Today, our political order faces new threats, Changing patterns of language use over time may reveal alterations in how people have made sense of their world and themselves.

Take the modern consciousness of war in terms of our values suggesting ideas of moral virtue are becoming less culturally salient.

The notions of logical truth, a priori truth, and necessary truth are disappearing in the frequency of a set of virtue words such as “conscience”, “honesty” and “kindness” over the 20th century.

A necessary truth is what happens to be the case and could not fail to be the case.

A contingent truth is what happens to be the case but could fail to be the
case. An a priori truth is what is known, independently of any empirical input, to
be the case, while an a posteriori truth is what is known to be the case only given
some antecedent empirical knowledge

In deciding what to count as a truth of logic, another criterion that comes to
mind is that truths of logic should obey the rule of necessitation.

As it turns out, it is very hard to think of universally accepted ideas about what the generic properties of logical truths are or should be. 

Most of these words showed a significant decline in popularity so that many people forget

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In the end, ownership has a lot to do with value. 

Why do some of us take ownership of the state of the world and others don’t?

By creating a disparity between who takes action and who doesn’t, we’re creating a small subset of entitled people and a larger, more insensitive world

Because we are not connected, we don’t give and empathize naturally.

Creating this sense of ownership, connection, empathy, and compassion should not be left to chance, but should be bred into all of us through the education system and how we raise our children.

our attention on the wrong problems and drives us to the wrong answers, taking our politics down rabbit holes that do nothing to help us.

If all of us could feel connected to just one other person in the world, to our immediate environment, or to the food we eat, this domino effect has the power to transform everything.

How do we think about value that’s created, but never monetized?

We all must buy into what is left of the earth, to stop wars, climate change, and inequality. 

We need to open up our views on value so revenue is the measure of value creation — not profit.

In order to do achieve this, we create a perpetual World aid fund by placing a 0.005% commission on all economic activities that are profit for profit’s sake. (see previous Posts)

At the same time, we allow all of us to invest in our future with Green Bonds (see previous posts)

Software and related services dominate more and more of value creation but do not connect us to the planet we live on.  

If we feel connected to the earth big structural changes can and do happen if not rest assured we will be paying for the values of life.

In the meantime, a different approach to news reporting – one that emphasizes the ways people cooperate to solve problems – would have a tonic effect.

Value creation in the future will be based on economies of creativity which is Universal. 

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