We all have principles in which we live by.
We all have a value system.
Very rarely do we take the time to hear what someone else’s value system is.
Many times we make assumptions that others must have the same value system as we do.
This is true in Christianity as well. Just because we have the same belief doesn’t mean we have the same value system.
Then there is the assumption that those who don’t believe in Jesus must no have a value system at all.
I know a lot of good, no great people who don’t believe in Jesus (and yes before you ask, I do want them to know Jesus).
These friends are great because they have a value system. They are doing good in the world because they want to see the world become a better place.
We make assumptions about people all the time.
I wonder what kind of great conversations could arise if we would start from scratch with each other and just learn what makes someone else tick.
So, why are you the way you are?
2 thoughts on “What’s your value system?”
My value systems are based on two different and usually (but not always) complementary systems. One is the nursing ethical system which says that I have a duty to provide non-judgemental care for a person regardless of my personal opinions. The other is what I perceive to be the christian belief system and how I put that into everyday life, where I am not judgemental, I love my neighbour as myself (or at least I attempt to) and attempt to show Gods love to others.
It’s hard not to be judgemental in some of the situations I find myself in at work, especially when I know someone has come about their injuries as a result of doing something incredibly unloving (for example assault). It can be very hard to love your neighbour when you know he is beating his wife.
Thanks for sharing! I have the highest respect for nurses and what you do. I spent a great deal of my childhood in hospitals and nurses made those places work. So thank you for your work.
It is very hard to not be judgmental. I think having healthy value/belief systems help in that, but I still find it very hard as well.
Thanks again for sharing!