Values Americans live by

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Published by Arno Press in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Social values -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Book details

Other titlesNew York times.
StatementGarry Wills, advisory editor.
SeriesThe Great contemporary issues
ContributionsWills, Garry, 1934-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN57 .V34 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 528 p. :
Number of Pages528
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4549746M
ISBN 100405041667
LC Control Number77018182

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Work ethic is one of the American values. Americans can be very focused on their work. Sometimes people from other cultures think Americans “live-to-work” or are “workaholics.” This means they think Americans work too much.

Part of the reason Americans are work-oriented is because being busy and active is often seen as a good thing. The Values Americans Live By by Robert Kohls In the article The Values Americans Live By by Robert Kohls, he states in the very first paragraph, “Most Americans would have a difficult time telling you, specifically, what the values are which Americans live by.” This statement is dead on when comparing America to almost any other country.

However Kohls does claim there are thirteen values in which most Americans live by. The first value that caught my interest was the value of change and how change is only seen as good in America.

In America we are always craving a change for a better life. Nobody wants to work at McDonald's their whole life just for the stability of a job.

If so, click here: Values Americans Live By. We need to pause here to clarify what "holding a US-American value" might mean. It doesn’t mean that absolutely every individual in the United States believes in every value that exists in the culture, nor does it mean that US-Americans always act according to these principles.

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Robert Kohls, Executive Director for The Washington International Center discusses the American cultural values and how they may be seen through the eyes of international visitors. Blog. Nov. 21, What is visual communication and why it matters; Nov.

20, Gratitude in the workplace: How gratitude can improve your well-being and relationships. chose which values I want to live my own life by." Despite this self-evaluation, a foreign anthropologist could observe Americans and produce a list of common values that would fit most Americans.

The list of typically American values would stand in sharp contrast to the values commonly held by the people of many other countries.

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Americans need, more than anything else, to rediscover and practice these seven values to live by according to Norman Vincent Peale. They are: Integrity, Courage, Enthusiasm, Happiness, Faith, Hope and Love. VALUES IN AMERICAN CULTURE. PERSONAL CONTROL OVER THE ENVIRONMENT.

People can/should control nature, their own environment and destiny. The future is not left to fate. Result: An energetic, goal-oriented society. CHANGE / MOBILITY. Change is seen as positive and good. This means progress, improvement and growth.

Notes on “The Values Americans Live By” by: Robert Kohls By: Jasmine McElroy @ Each person has his or her values, which are not the same as anyone else’s There are, however, some values that most Americans commonly share For over 1/3 of a century, the Washington International Center staff has been getting feedback from foreign visitors, which has caused them to look at Americans.

Sharing the six basic American cultural values with Americans and ESL Students alike. Individual Freedom 2. Self-Reliance 3. Equality of Opportunity 4.

Competition 5. The American Dream 6. Hard Work. Remember these are cultural values, not moral values. Mr. Loconte's remarks are adapted from a debate spon­sored by the Oxford Union Society at Oxford, England.

He argued against the proposition that "Christian Values Undermine American Values. African American family values are as susceptible to the influences of culture, politics and environment as everyone else's, which means these families will most likely experience the same amount of victories, defeats and challenges as other groups, and the importance of family values is.

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First, “American values” must be distinguished from the values of the American people. The term connotes something larger than us, grounding, permanent, of lasting meaning.

I think it is a good ethic to follow because it allowed Native Americans to live for many years. (15, years in fact). I believe that all tribes/civilizations had a codes of ethics they lived by. Those who survived longest, probably have something to teach us. You know, the survival of the fittest?, I believe the American Indians were very fit.

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Sage /. Nearly seven in 10 Americans say the country is divided when it comes to the most important values, while 29% believe Americans are largely in agreement and united. Gallup first asked this question in Novemberwhen -- less than three months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- 74% said Americans were in agreement on core values.Content tagged as "American Values" atthe leading libertarian magazine and video website covering news, politics, culture, science, policy and more with reporting and analysis.

Values are about what you consider important to the life you want to live. They inform your priorities and, when practiced consistently, form the character you want to have. They’re rooted in your core beliefs about what makes for a life well-lived and about the behavior you want to model for others (including children if you have them).

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