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The Search for Values It is funny how difficult it is to look at the values that people especially Americans hold dear Now I know this is sort of a strange statement but allow me to explain myself One day try this ask some of youre acquaintances complete strangers will work as well to define the word value for you Most likely you will receive an answer like Oh thats easy its how much something is worth Then ask that same group of friends to answer another question what are values This time most of the people should answer with OK uh thats what you believe in Now for the tough one Finally ask them to answer one last question what are their values By changing this question just a little bit you have perplexed many of the people about you When asked people cannot identify the values they hold dear and I ask why Why do people in general not know what they believe in Why do young people float around for years before they find purpose in their life Well thats what Im here to answer From my personal experience I say apathy has allot to do with it Many times people just go with the flow They can follow other people they dont have to make a decision as long as someone else is there to make a decision for them I would be a hypocrite if I said I was much different than the masses I dont like to admit it but I think I would have difficulty answering a question about my values because I simply have not decided on which ones suit me I remember the time in high school when I realized that deep down in me I really didnt care about things that other people cared about Now granted I was hanging out with some very opinionated persecuted people and
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