Wednesday, June 13, 2007
What Americans Value
Today I am going to give you a list of thirteen values that most Americans seem to live by without ever thinking about their values as they are part of our culture. I am taking this list from "The Values Americans Live By" by L. Robert Kohls who is on the staff of the Washington International Center. He says that if the foreign visitor really understood "how deeply ingrained these 13 values are in Americans, he or she would then be able to understand 95% of American actions--actions which might otherwise appear strange, confusing, or unbelievable when evaluated from the perspective of the foreighner's own society and its values."
I am not feeling proud about all the values listed but think they give us much to reflect upon so want to share with you:
Personal control over the environment
Time and Its Control