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Are There Any Universal Values When a person encounters a crisis a problem or a questionable situation they look at experience and decide what action to take In order to determine whether an action is right or wrong a person must enter into an ethical experience and consider the motivation and consequences of his decision Because people do not live in a box their actions are influenced by their culture the composition of a shared common language an economic system family structures religious beliefs political ideologies and a value system I feel in the western culture the value system that people share tend to be linear I mean linear in a sense that people focus on single issues without taking into consideration the total system and the consequences of individual actions However I do feel in most cultures we all share common human values throughout the world The values I feel we all share are values that have to do with achievement power security conformity enjoyment tradition unity self-direction and benevolence Achievement we want to have proven accomplishments and general success which appeals to a universal ambition or work Enjoyment simply put we want to feel good Power this is the capability to be in common We seek apperception and recognition from others Power can take the form of social influence or even wealth as well as more destructive means Security we seek in the home with interpersonal relationships as well as with physical safety of ourselves and our loved ones Security is also a governmental issue in domestic and international levels We want to know that we can grow in a physically emotionally and spiritually healthy way Tradition in many cultures want to know that there is a solid past from which they can still hold unto in a sometimes chaotic world Unity is a holistic outlook which promotes oneness with others Justice and equality are often
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