Another day of happy blog hopping got me to Colorless Turtle’s post on Principles of Success- Becoming a Person of Integrity on values.  So I thought hell, that’s easy I have lots of values and principles in life, not to mention millions of opinions but that’s just another post.  Being the ever so annoying person that I am I wanted to make sure what I thought of as “values” were really values. My favorite definition comes from wordnet.

beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something); “he has very conservatives values”

I have emotionaly invested in many ideas and beleifs but I guess these are my top 5.

  1. Faith, faith that Allah is great. That is a great big one and it affects lots of my other values but I think that faith sums it up nicely.
  2. Acceptance,  acceptance of myself, others and things that come.  I wasn’t always an accepting person but I think with age it becomes easier to accept things.
  3. Hope.  Without hope the world would be a dark dreary place.  Hope that things will get better.
  4. Fairness towards others and myself.   If we are not fair then we can never be right.
  5. Care, because if we care about someone or something we can do all of the above.  We will have faith that things will turn out better.  Acceptance becomes easier because we care about it.  We will work for a better future and create hope.  And we will do our best to be fair.

I think they are all interrelated and that one can not exist wihtout the others.


  • At 2008.08.27 23:02, inas said:

    I like this post u see when I grew old I realized that to be happy is to accept your life and make it balanced I think u reached that conclusion earlier than me good for u.

    • At 2008.08.28 23:31, jessyz said:

      @inas: I think it is acceptance. El Reda Leman Yarda :-)