Definition of VALUE
1: a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged
2: the monetary worth of something : market price
3: relative worth, utility, or importance
4: a numerical quantity that is assigned or is determined by calculation or measurement
5: the relative duration of a musical note
6a : relative lightness or darkness of a color : luminosity
b : the relation of one part in a picture to another with respect to lightness and darkness
7: something (as a principle or quality) intrinsically valuable or desirable
8: denomination 2
— val·ue·less adjective
— val·ue·less·ness noun
Definition of VALUE
1a : to estimate or assign the monetary worth of : appraise
b : to rate or scale in usefulness, importance, or general worth : evaluate
2: to consider or rate highly : prize, esteem
— val·u·er noun
Examples of VALUE
She values the time she spends with her family.
The items are highly valued by collectors.
The herbs are valued for their medicinal properties.
When I was growing up the definition of value was something that is important, something of worth, something held in esteem. It did refer to colors
and their shades etc., but for the most part it was as I just described. Money had value, beauty had value, Life had value, etc., but it seems that
the definition of value has changed. It seems that today the definition is in direct relation to how much money something is worth and not its
importance(by the order of definition importance and or usage).
This shows the mentality of mankind. It is all about money. Only things that can be converted to a monetary amount have value. What value does human
life have today? None, why? because Human life has not been put to a monetary amount and therefore has no value. To do so, in todays politically
correct world would imply the possibility of slavery and as a consequence has lost its value. Money has become the only value in todays world and this
angers me. Life has no value by definition and therefore has lost its protection. This is not limited to Human life but to life itself.
People seem to have forgotten that life can continue without money, but money cannot continue without life. This places life above money in the scale
of value. This I believe is why money seems to be coveted more than life itself.
Some of you might see this as an attack on capitalism and maybe it is, but capitalism is responsible for a majority of the issues we face today. Life
is being killed in the process of capitalizing on resources like wood and oil, without any regard. Anything that comes up that can replace these is
lobbied against and crushed by the established competition. They are being hidden, made illegal, or simply marketed against in favor of the bigger
Chemicals are killing the life on this planet from discarded waste to unnecessary plastics and trivial junk for what? The almighty value of money. It
seems to be a perpetual self continued system. From action figures or meal toys from the latest blockbuster movie to the just gotta have infomercial
products that actually do nothing more than feed the system.
Bob cares about his partner and children (if he has any). Maybe he cares about his Mommy and Daddy but doesn't give a rats backside about his neighbor
much less someone or something on the other side of the planet. "Who cares about someone I have never met, what importance do they have to me?" is the
mentality of todays world. The value of life is gone in the minds of common man and those that do care are considered "tree huggers" or "hippies"
because they don't fall into the "Norm" of an "I don't care Attitude"
I am beginning to think this is all because of people looking out for their own lives and "who cares about what happens after I die, It won't matter
to me" type attitude(When in actuality it is in their own ignorance that they cannot see just how much it does effect them because they just don't
care enough to do the research from all sides and not just one viewpoint that agrees with them). We really don't care anymore, as a whole people, what
our children will have to deal with. It is all about the "what can I get now" or "what is going to make MY life better". Some people donate to the
poor and needy or conservation and wildlife, but of those, it seems, the majority is done out of "It is expected because I have more and I don't want
to look selfish" and not out of true concern for our fellow man or Nature and life itself.
I realize that this rant will not be readily received and there will most likely be opposition for this reason or another and in my mind it only
solidifies what I am trying to convey. I also realize that this little rant is not going to change a single thing and really was a waste of time
typing it out. For this I apologize for wasting the server space it takes to hold this wasted space, but maybe, just maybe, it will reach one person
that will stop and think about how the world is crumbling and how our actions really are hurting not only ourselves and our children but Nature and
the Planet as a whole. Life is the ultimate value not money and I think we need to reestablish this in our lives and understanding and thus our very
definition of value.
Money and arrogance are killing us and our planet. Those that think there is no life out there should be working all the harder to better life here
instead of blindly working to eliminate all life in the universe. Those that think we are not alone should be working all the harder to strengthen our
world and its Life so we can exist in the bigger picture rather than being seen a cockroaches of the universe. Come to think about it maybe this is
the true reason behind the Georgia Guide Stones, population thinning projects and things like Agenda 21. Just maybe if we, as a people, change our
thinking it will not be necessary to follow through with these types of projects. But then again, who am I to say anything? I'm just another anonymous
poster and maybe it is already too late.
edit on 16-2-2013 by Agarta because: Spelling