Webster’s dictionary has several meanings for the word value. The most common understanding of value is monetary, utility, or relative worth. Value as a numerical quantity is a relative measurement depending on the context of the topic. The other meanings are interesting to these posts on definitions. It is the relative duration of a musical note. It may mean the relative lightness or darkness of a color. Alternatively, it is the relation of one part in a picture to another. Moreover, it is a principle, such as human values.

Values drive human behavior. Your definition of value establishes your priorities in life. Increasingly the world gives precedence to value as a monetary priority. Thus, musical notes must be quick and profitable. All color must be either black or white. When value is a rigid comparison, positions become intractable. All ideas and objects become debits or credits in the ledger of a worldview.

In a transformational era, when the unknown creates fear and anxiety, people see everything as either right or wrong. Major changes require perspectives as a shade of gray. Notes in the extremes of short or long do not make a symphony. It takes courage to overcome anxiety by being open to new possibilities. Transformations mean that change is redefining the old in new ways. The greatest tragedy is focusing on unstable objects as you values.