Values - How are your values different now from when you were ten years of age?

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How are your values different now from when you were ten years of age?

The values of any person change as they get older and know and understand the world around them more. From when I was ten to now at sixteen my valves have both changed dramatically and stayed the same in different areas. A value is defined as - the accepted principles or standards of an individual or a group and different means - changed or altered as per the Macquarie dictionary. My core values which my parents instilled in me are still the same only now my understanding of the value itself has grown more complex. Secondly from experience I can now comprehend the world better, then when I was ten and relatively sheltered. At ten years of age my parents heavily monitored my every move now I am able to mover freer and am able to decide my own values.

I have matured spirituality, emotional and physical which help me to interpret the world around me and finally my outlook on life has changed. My own personal values from when I was ten to now have altered significantly but also remained the same.

The morals which my parents instilled in me from an early age have not, if at all changed since I was ten years old. These include the basics, the difference between right and wrong - such as, it is wrong to hurt someone or something but right to help someone or something. Honesty - to tell the truth and not to lie no matter the circumstance, integrity - to remain myself under all circumstances and respect - to show respect to all those around me particularly to those who are older and learned. These valves which my parents have imbued to my...