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Values, Ethics, Beliefs, Morality: Leading a Full Life - Ian F Lewis FRSA FInstLM

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Values, Ethics, Beliefs, Morality: Leading a Full Life - Ian F Lewis FRSA FInstLM

'Being in a higher place' enriches quality and quantity of life. Lower stress, better decisions, being fully oneself - the list goes on. Enjoy the slides and do visit lifecollege for more!

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Values, Ethics, Beliefs, Morality: Leading a Full Life - Ian F Lewis FRSA FInstLM

  1. 1. Values Beliefs Ethics Morals and Behaviours Ian F. Lewis FRSA and Dr K. B. Everard © 2004-2010 For further discussion and/or additional slides: ian@lifecollege.org Ian F. Lewis FRSA ©March 2010 www.lifecollege.org 1
  2. 2. From whence cometh our behaviour? BELIEFS VALUES (Statements of personal conviction) (Prized principles of worth) OPINIONS (Personal judgments derived from interpretation of beliefs and values) values) ATTITUDES (Predispositions based on opinions and feelings) BEHAVIOUR (Response to any situation) A working model of the predispositions generating behaviour [Dr Everard ‘Values’ 04] For further discussion and/or additional slides: ian@lifecollege.org Ian F. Lewis FRSA ©March 2010 www.lifecollege.org 2
  3. 3. A Hierarchy of Values Spiritual Self-transcendence, serenity, higher purpose, acceptance, wonder, gratitude, hope, humility, gentleness, wisdom, commitment, self-motivation Socio-political Peace, harmony, justice, equality, freedom, due process, tolerance, participation, co-operation, community, service, loyalty, citizenship, stewardship, sustainability Moral Responsibility, courage, self-discipline, reliability, truthfulness, honesty, fidelity, fairness, unselfishness, kindness, generosity Personal Capability Leadership, teamwork, decision-making, endeavour, challenge, dealing with the unknown, self- development Human Self-awareness, happiness, sense of humour, friendship, love, compassion, caring, respect for others, belonging Basic Survival, health, self-respect, trust Foundation Freewill, self-responsibility, autonomy, integrity, freedom to choose one’s own values A Hierarchy of Values [for UN/UNESCO Lewis, 2004 ] For further discussion and/or additional slides: ian@lifecollege.org Ian F. Lewis FRSA ©March 2010 www.lifecollege.org 3
  4. 4. Comment: • This is shown as a hierarchy, but progression tends to be piecemeal – values are developed according to experiences and situations. • There are many other hierarchical models, e.g., Kölberg, Piaget. • Individual, societal and family experiences will be key drivers forming ethical behaviours, but situation frequently dictates actual behaviours. • The true test of authenticity is that situation does not change ethics. • For further discussion and/or additional slides: ian@lifecollege.org Ian F. Lewis FRSA ©March 2010 www.lifecollege.org 4

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