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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Thanx to Joz for suggesting this "Off Topic" forum not show up in "All Threads". This helps to avoid any misconceptions of newcomers about the nature of this (TP) website. For those who prefer not to stare at the monitor whilst waiting for a travel-related reply, ponder this:

Do your values change as you learn new things?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

:* Wocca, but lets give credit where credit is due;)

To answer your question. Yes, I have frequently changed my views or ideas as information has been presented to me. I like to think of it as broadening my horizons;)

psssssssssst slow down sunshine..I am having trouble keeping up today!

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

My values have changed as i've seen more of the world (and maybe become a little older). For example, i used to view some things in other cultures as strange, weird etc. Now i'm quite well travelled i view them as interesting, fascinating etc.

I think Joz has got it spot on with your broadening horizons comment.

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Valuable experience

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Joz

:To answer your question. Yes, I have frequently changed my views or ideas as information has been presented to me. I like to think of it as broadening my horizons;)

My basic values, themselves, have not changed - but like Joz, my views and horizons are ever-expanding.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

My values have stayed the same, but my perceptions about how to maintain/achieve them are constantly adapting.

Take kindness, for example. I still believe it's important and necessary to be kind - but whereas 10 years ago I thought that meant giving everyone what they expected of me, I'm now learning that it is very necessary to put myself first, too.

7. Posted by Bluenose (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

My opinions change and I deliberately read a newspaper that I know will challenge my beliefs.
My values though are largely unchanged although my idealism these days is tempered by pragmatism.

8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I live in China; a completely different world with very different values to western society. I've been here long enough to view things from a Chinese way, as well as a western way. I don't really notice my own change in values until I go back into an environment of westerners, or I encounter westerners straight off the plane arriving here in China.

9. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

My values have changed as i've seen more of the world (and maybe become a little older). For example, i used to view some things in other cultures as strange, weird etc. Now i'm quite well travelled i view them as interesting, fascinating etc.

I think Joz has got it spot on with your broadening horizons comment.

I think traveling and meeting people from different parts of the world, cultures and views enables you to become more diplomatic, tactful and sensitive about someone's elses values, which in turn, tend to change yours in a positive way (if you can learn and perceive those that allow you to improve as a person).

For example being compassionate has only come from my awareness of current situations in other parts of the world as it has my desire to abandon the greediness that accompanies most human beings. I am not quite ready to abandon my material world just yet but I am heading in that direction for sure...

10. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Values change with greater understanding gained through knowledge and / or experience.