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Questions of Value

What is value?

At the most basic level, value is the essence of measurable sustainable success. We seek value in everything, for it defines the quality of each moment. Accordingly, we determine what shall happen next by the design or intention of such defining moments.

Where there is a measurable difference, value is at the core. Is it not true, therefore, that when we make a difference, we separate what has already happened from what is going to happen?

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Further exploration

Following the most basic definition, we may ask a series of questions concerning value.

Is value important? Is value one of the vital elements of life itself? Can we get by in life without things of value? Is value part of what makes life itself sustainable? If value is an answer to something that is missing, then what is the question? If the one thing that is constant is change, then is value a necessary component of change?

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