What ARE Traditional Values, Anyway?

First, Let’s Dispel the Prohibition on Such Questions

The meaning of work is something we can all learn and know.

Next: The List — What Are Traditional Values?

  • Know your duty, and do your duty.
  • Keep your word and don’t lie. Your yes is yes, no is no. Your word counts.
  • Don’t cheat or expect something for nothing. Deal fairly.
  • Don’t steal or take more than your share. Pay what you owe.
  • Be aware of other people; it’s the basis of courtesy.
  • Courtesy and respect for elders are the default positions.
  • Pick up after yourself, and respect others’ space and property.
  • Keep others’ confidences and respect their privacy.
  • Don’t add to others’ burdens or intentionally inconvenience them.
  • Exercise discretion. Don’t slander and don’t gossip.
  • Be sincere. Don’t be proud or put on airs.
  • Honor another person’s loved ones and family.
  • Do right by those who depend on you.
  • Defend and protect those at disadvantage or weaker than yourself.
  • Keep your speech and your heart clean and civil.
  • Be moderate in all indulgences of body, senses, or mind.
  • Don’t shirk or flinch from hard work, and pay an honest wage.
  • Learn your whole life and respect scholarship in others.
  • Do your civic duty and fulfill community obligations.
  • Participate in the defense of your home when called upon to serve.
  • Learn honor and integrity. It’s all these things.
  • If you fail, morally or otherwise, resolve to do better.

Briefly: Let’s Repel the Simplest Flack

“Slander not.” (Babylonian. Hymn to Samas.)

Closing Thoughts and a Definition

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.” — The Abolition of Man

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