Values, then and now

The next exercise asked me to consider two major decisions that I made in life (i.e. marriage, career, getting a dog, etc.). Examine the values involved in the decision-making process. Consider having to make those decisions today.

Values I used in deciding who to marry and when:  desire for sex, friendship, feeling needed and desired, and companionship.

Values I would want to use if I had to make that decision today:  friendship, companionship, being a good husband, being a good father, having a meaningful relationship with my family, maturity, happiness and contentment, physical pleasure, lifelong learning, being active, adventure, being loved, feeling needed and desired, and seeing the world.

Values I used when deciding my career: financial security.

Values I would want to use if I had to make that decision today:  financial security, professionalism, teaching, leadership, lifelong learning, wanting the best for my family, being useful, creating new ideas throughout life, quality work, competence, financial freedom, balance, and sense of accomplishment.

The responses do track with my values list.

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