Essay Option One – Defining my Core Values
A.) Read over the list of values.
B.) Add any other values that you can think of to the list.
C.) Identify the ten values that are the most important for you.
D.) Rank your top ten in order from one to ten in order of importance.
Write about your experience of doing this exercise.
A.) In what ways was it easy and/or difficult?
B.) Are there values that you wish you could fit into your top four?
C.) Why did you choose the values you did over other values?
D.) Can you imagine a situation in which you might not live up to your core values?
E.) Can you imagine a situation in which some of your values will conflict with each other?
F.) How will you make decisions differently, now that you have clarified your core values?
G.) What esle do you want to say about your experience of doing this exercise?
Essay Option Two – Values and a life
A.) Our values shape our decisions, and our decisions shape our lives. Do you argee or disagree with this idea?
B.) In what ways is it difficult to live by our values?
C.) In what ways is life easier when we know and live by our values?
D.) Describe a time that you didn’t live by your values.
E.) Describe a time that you lived by your values even though there were consequences.