The Values of Existence
What are values? We hear the word so often you’d expect everyone to understand it. But few do. The problem is that most values are simply inherited from culture, religion, politics or family. So, values become those things that other people expect you to do.
Values must be Chosen rather than Given. Values are the foundation of purpose; if you haven’t chosen or have poorly defined your values, then your values are likely crafted by someone other than you. It shouldn’t surprise you that such values are not very motivating.
Values serve two primary purposes: 1) to provide a roadmap for us and 2) to signal to our community whether or not we are a member of the Tribe, and can therefore be trusted. The degree to which your Tribe members understand your values, the better they can trust you.
This video presents the Chosen Individual Values of The Order of The Unknown.
“Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur” — Nicholas Nassim Taleb