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Worksheet: Is it a Pure Value?

Begin by

Then continue by

asking these questions to make sure you have a "pure value".

Note: your value might already be spot on. If so, you don't need to answer the questions.

  • Would it still be worth doing independent of the outcome? If so, continue to the next bullet point. If not, it's a goal or fear! Take notes below.
  • "How would I want to approach things/treat people/etc. if I couldn't affect the outcome?"

  • Would it still be worth doing if no one knew you did it? If so, continue to the next question. If not, it's a social norm. Take notes below.
  • "How would I want to approach things/treat people/etc. if no one noticed?"

  • Do you believe you could still be a good person even if you failed to be this way? If so, continue to the next question. If not, it's an internalized social norm. Take notes below.
  • "How would I want to approach things/treat people/etc. if there were no rules?"

  • Would it still be worth being this way if no one else ever joined in? If so, (after all the questions above) it's probably a value! If not, it’s an ideological commitment. Take notes below.
  • "How would I want to approach things/treat people/etc. if I couldn't influence anyone?

Your Value

Use any relevant answers to write out your value below.