Roots and Values Essay

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Tanisha Johnson My Values and Roots I come from a two parent home growing up in one of the ghettos of Los Angeles, California. I grew up with my sister who is five years younger than me. We didn’t always get what we wanted but always had what we needed. My parents were very young but well grounded, so they kept us the same. We grew up respectful, humble, and grateful. As an adult I still follow the same values I grew up with and am passing them down to my children. I’ve also acquired some values of my own. Growing up we didn’t go to church often but as an adult I believe I have a deeper relationship with Christ. Both of my parents have influenced me a great deal and I am eternally grateful for all the morals and values they have shown me. Values are those things that are important, meaningful and valued by an individual, a group of people, or an organization. Whether we are aware of them or not, every individual has his or her core set of values, which consist of many different kinds of values. Each individual’s value system is different from one another because individual’s values are built up through one’s life experience, environment, and family background. Values are important to us because they reflect our personal moral standards, shape our behavior, and guide us through long life journeys. Since we live in a highly connected society, each person’s value system does not only affect one’s own life, but also affects many other people and the human society as a whole. Therefore only people with a high moral standard values can bring more good things to our society, and improve thus improve our society as a whole. My value system contains respect to others, integrity, education, and innovation. I value those things because they are consistent with high moral standards and will bring good things to me, to my family, people around me, and ultimately bring
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