Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is Values Thinking?”
“Knowing what your values are is not enough.
Every value is a practice.
Let’s say in a certain situation you can practice a specific value. I call this an OTP – Opportunity to Practice.
An important part of the practice is noticing the opportunity.
To notice the opportunity, the value must be active in your mind.”
“How do you make it active?”
“By thinking about it. This is an instance of priming.
To notice the opportunity to practice any value, your values as a system must be active in your mind.
Think in values. Actively evaluate everything in terms of your values.
Think of your values often.
Constantly ask yourself:
What values can I practice in this context?
What values can I practice now?
What values could I have practiced?
I call all these practices combined, Values Thinking.”