The Highest Value?

Sometimes you hear the phrase "family values", generally used to mean conservative Christian values. It brings to mind a particular set of values. Most of my friends are "family values" kinda people. Admittedly, some aren't. Which is neither here nor there.

Last week I was talking to a friend about a book we mutually enjoyed. To be brief (for me) the sub-plot we were discussing was which of two men we hope the main character ends up with (its a series). I was shocked, absolutely shocked, that my friend and I were rooting for different men! Eventually, I've come to the realization that while my friend and I share the same values, we rank them differently. It had never come up before, as we both agree that "doing the right thing" and "loyalty" are extremely important.

The two men in the book: the kinda-bad guy who is loyal past reason and the kinda-good guy who does the right thing while tending toward judging her for her complicated past (most of which isn't her fault). Ideally, of course, you'd choose a guy with both qualities. In reality that involves almost a blind-spot that stops the kinda-good guy from being judgemental.

It just struck me as interesting that I've known this particular friend for decades and never really understood that very fundamental difference in our value systems. Hmmm.


Speaking of characters, know what'll really throw you for a loop? Having your mother, whom you THINK you know, describe an actor your age as "a hottie."

Mom, I didn't need to know that. Seriously.

Leni | 08/02/2007 - 07:27 PM


Lucy | 08/03/2007 - 02:20 AM
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