Values are long lasting beliefs about what is important. Values are paramount to the study of the organisational behaviour and the pushing force affecting human decision because values have a significant influence on the perceptions and motivation of the people at work. Human personality and personal values are a very influential in affecting human behaviour.
Values are so much embedded into the people that they look up to from people’s behaviour and their attitudes. Personally, I have many values. However, the most important values are related to my family, my race and my memories.
Family is something I value the most. Family is my life because no matter what happens, my family would always support me. Without family, I would not have what I have now. My family taught me that no matter how sour life is, I should never give up, as my family would always be there to support me. They taught me many important values about life that I would carry with me for the rest of my life. Regardless how many good friends you have, they will never be there to support you forever. However not everyone has a perfect family; therefore, I must learn to appreciate what I have now. Not everyone is as lucky as I am, having a family that cares that look out for you in difficult times.
Race is another important value to me. My colours describe me. I am born Asian. Commonly people stereotypical Asians as smart people and because of such belief, I am always under the pressure of being smart. My parents are not highly educated like me, for my mum didn’t attend school due to culture influences, and for that reason, she wants me to have a good education for a better future. My mother would always tell me to study hard, and that education is vital. This is why I value my family so much; it is because they always point me towards the right direction.
Ethnicity causes people to have different perception and value of life. My parents have high expectations of me and those expectations become my expectations. This makes me want to improve further in life. Ethnicity also covers culture and religion. Despite many superstitions in my religion, I still believe in some of them because I was brought up in a superstitious environment and I find some of them very intriguing. As of my Heritage, I love the culture behind it. What interested me the most is the people of my culture, because it show us of why people act nowadays due to the teachings of the past. We should value the fact that we have more literate and educated people compared to other countries, and what I value more is that me being able to communicate in more than one language, giving me an extra advantage in life. I would’ve never been able to understand the meanings of the Chinese literature if I did not pick up Chinese. I am euphoric for what I have learned because of my ethnicity, and I value all traits that I possess.
Lastly are my Memories, they are unique to each person; hence, one must value their memory. I appreciate my memory as reminds me of the events that happen to me in my life. Without my valuable memories, I would not be able to be who I am today. The best thing is that no one can take away your memory. Life would be meaningless without a memory of people and things that are most precious to you. Memories are of importance value to me in life as I depend on the happier days to get through the sadder times of life. If I’m angry or depressed, I will look back into the positive times, and that would make me feel better.
In conclusions, everyone values some things in their life. My values help me develop myself for what I am today. Family is the most important, ethnicity is just what comes after, and memories are things that I would never trade away. My Life would be empty if I had no values, and I’m sure it’s the same for everyone else. Values are essential to a person’s life development.