Plac­ing more value on our value

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their lives richer.

Have you ever asked any­one around you what their great­est value is?

Or if they have a tra­di­tional fam­ily value that you should know about and stop to con­sider?

We live in hugely di­verse mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties now, of which val­ues will play a lead­ing role.

Re­li­gions and cul­tures aside, many will have a com­mon thread with sim­ple things such as en­joy­ing meal times as a fam­ily, play­ing a team sport or do­ing reg­u­lar vol­un­teer work.

We don’t know un­til we ask. We should ask more of­ten and make this a com­mon part of the way we con­nect to­gether as teams, com­mu­ni­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Af­ter all, many com­pa­nies run via a mantra or a motto, so why can’t an in­di­vid­ual too?

We all have the ca­pac­ity to do some­thing worth­while for our­selves and the greater good around us.

But too of­ten we are plac­ing our own worth in the hands of oth­ers.

Take time to con­sider what you value and how you value oth­ers.

The re­ver­ber­a­tion that fol­lows will lead to an im­mense change in con­nect­ed­ness, self-worth and po­ten­tial­ity across our ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

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Mis­cha Clous­ton is a sheep, beef and deer farmer’s wife, and ru­ral prac­tice nurse in North Otago.

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