Tamara

Us United States
(almost 9 years ago)

As a mom of two young children, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the world a better place. I have a lot of concern about the state of our global society – a society that we will ultimately leave to our children. I think one way to develop a more peaceful, accepting and truly global world may begin with the values/beliefs/ethics we instill in our children at a very young age. As a parent, what are the three most important values you want to teach your children?

We live in vastly different places around the world, and as parents are faced with unique circumstances and challenges. Some of us raise our children in the midst of war, poverty or wealth. Some of us shape our children’s identities despite discrimination, innate social structures, and all sorts of turmoil. In light of these differences, I am fascinated to see if there are similarities amongst the values/beliefs/ethics we hope to teach our children, as we raise them in a truly global society.

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Jayanthy

In India
(over 8 years ago)

Hi Tamara, You have placed a very valid point. I too sometimes spend a lot of thinking what I can do to make a better tomorrow for others, that's when I realized If I make a better today for myself, I will be able to work on that better! :)

I believe the first and foremost value that an individual should possess should be the nature to treat everyone the way they wanted to be treated and importance of self. Culture may vary but I think the base is the same everywhere. The values/beliefs/ethics are our core and it is the same throughout the world.

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year! :)

Joseph H

Nz New Zealand
(over 8 years ago)

Tamara,

You might want to take a look at Jared Diamond's new book "The World Until Yesterday".

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