Tuesday, August 7, 2012
What Do YOU Value?
What Do YOU Value?
I have personally thought a lot lately about 'value' and 'values.' What do I value, and what are my values? I do think perhaps that what one values is different at different times in life. I do not value all the same things today as when I was a teen-ager or when I was aged 30! However, as I think about it, I don't believe my values have changed much since I was a teen-ager. Have yours?
This week I would like you to write a poem about value or values. Here are a few ideas: Write about (1) what you value more than anything or one thing that you personally value, (2) your personal values, (3) how your values have stayed the same or changed, (4) how society's values have stayed the same or changed, (4) the values you wish to pass on to your children, (5) how you developed your values, (6) what is the value of ONE human life?
I will share a few quotes on values:
"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values." -- William S. Burroughs
"Try not to become a man of success rather try to become a man of value." -- Albert Einstein
"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity". -- Samuel Johnson
"We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs." -- Gloria Steinem
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” -- M. Scott Peck.
“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.” -- William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet.
I request that you link a NEW poem for this prompt. I also request that you visit the poems of others who link. This is a small site and shouldn't be hard.
I want you to know that I VALUE your participation in Poetry Jam! I really do. Know that!!
Mary who blogs at In the Corner of My Eye (and who enjoys visits along with the rest of you!)