Answer Questions 1, 2 and 3 on Page 427
1. Rank the values below from 1 through 15 in order of their importance to you, with 1 being most important and 15 being least important. Then work with a few classmates to compare your rankings. Add the numbers for each value to see which values are important to the group. Discuss why people ranked the values as they did. honesty justice equality compassion
recognition altruism self-sufficiency community peace freedom nature family friendship health success
2. What value is implied by each of the following well-known sayings? For instance, the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever” advocates the value of education. Different strokes for different folks. A penny saved is a penny earned. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. What goes around comes around. Stop and smell the roses.
Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Pretty is as pretty does. 3. Discuss the values implied by these sayings from other cultures.
Even a sheet of paper has two sides. (Japanese) Bury the hatchet beneath the root of the tree. (Native American) One does evil enough when one does nothing good. (German) Shrouds are made without pockets. (Yiddish) Unjustly got wealth is snow sprinkled with hot water. (Chinese) One head cannot hold all wisdom. (Maasai)