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    Please assist with a 1500-1800-word paper on personal values development examining your personal values, ground rules, and/or ethics development. Focus on the developmental aspect rather than on a particular position on any issue. Define what your values are, the sources (people, institutions, events, etc. that helped shape your values, and the criteria and decision-making factors you utilize to revise them. Also, discuss the potential impact of your values and your performance in your workplace.

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    Personal values are our own deeply held beliefs and feelings that guide us in our behavior and decisions and these beliefs and feelings develop into ideals. Values are things that are important to someone. They are the things that one need in his/her life in order to be happy. Personal values are developed at an early age. They are principles that define an individual and it includes honesty, reliability, trust, caring for others, freedom to express opinion. They reside in our subconscious and they are tightly woven and integrated into the fabric of everyday living. We base our decisions and we choose behaviors, friends, employment, and entertainment on our values because values really matter to each of us.

    Most of us learned our values or morals at home, at church, at school or at work. In my case and in most cases, values development started at home and with the family. Our parents taught us values through their good examples and guidance in everything that we do. They discipline us whenever needed and guides us to the right path by explaining the pros and cons of some of the things that have confused us. This is how we assimilate a beginning value which was set during childhood by our parents, teachers and other persons who have been influential in our lives. When we are older, we may discard some values and add others as a result of critical thinking. Many values have subconsciously operated as a basis for one's choices, decisions, and behaviors are the core values assimilated during our early years. These values are important in personal development because we tend to live our lives in accordance with our values. Whenever we decide on something, we choose the option that we feel right and we believe that it must also be right for everyone. However, we all know that this is not the case as we all have our different set of values, morals and ethics. What may be moral and ethical for one person may not be for another person. Most of the time, a value conflict is the cause of a heated argument between friends, associates or even family members because one's value was challenged or violated. Some of the values that I uphold strongly are honesty, truthfulness, hard work, respect, concern for others, communication, positive attitude, trust, leadership, persistence, love of country, discipline, cooperation, persistence, and patience. My parents and older relatives have shown me the importance of keeping these values in one's life as they serve as guiding principles that help us in deciding what to do and how to react in daily life situations and trials. I have been raised by a family that is concerned with being concerned with others and to be considerate of other people whenever we do something. Aside from that, hard work is believed to be essential in order for one to live comfortably and well. ...

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    The solution is at least 1500 words paper on personal values development focusing on the developmental aspect rather than on a particular position. Values and its sources are defined and the potential impact of one's values and performance in one's workplace are discussed. References included.