Single Parent Homes Essay

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Topic: Single parent homes stem from bad personal and social values. Agree or Disagree? Between 1975 and 2005, the year 1985 is the year with the highest amount of children born out of wedlock (3,380). The following years also had more than 3,000: 1980 (3035), 1981 (3,115), 1982 (3,147), 1984 (3,114). During these years 76% of illegitimate births were to single parent homes. A value is a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful. Whether we are consciously aware of them or not, every individual has a core set of personal values. Values can range from the commonplace, such as the belief in hard work and punctuality, to the more psychological, such as self-reliance, concern for others, and harmony of purpose. When we examine the lives of famous people, we often see how personal values guided them, propelling them to the top of their fields. For example, one actor was motivated by his commitment to social justice, which led to important acting roles related to that value that made him world famous. Likewise, a well-known business CEO was motivated by the personal value that technology should be easy to use, which caused his company to spawn a technology revolution. Whatever one's values, when we take them to heart and implement them in the smallest details of our lives, great accomplishment and success are sure to follow. We see how political parties and politicians subscribe to certain core values ranging from helping the poor, easing the burden of the middle class, improving the environment, making government responsive and efficient, engendering loyalty and unity, and so forth. The key point to keep in mind about values is that implementing them energizes everything concerned with it. For an individual, committing to and applying values releases fresh energies, which always attract success, achievement, and well-being. Likewise, when companies
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