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Sunday, January 12, 2020


📷 Helena Lopes
Before we dive into the discussion. Let us first define what it means by "Value".

According to Wikipedia,
     "denotes the degree of importance of something or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live (normative ethics), or to describe the significance of different actions."

According to Merriam-Webster
     "relative worth, utility, or importance"


An old man wants to put a portrait of his family on the wall. Immediately he got a nail but could not find his hammer. He searched for his hammer in the storage but could only see that he could use was his joiner’s mallet, bumping hammer, nail gun. So disappointed but wants to put a nail on a wall he used a joiner's mallet but the mallet broke. He then used the bumping hammer, he was able to push the nail but later the nail bent. The old man was frustrated because of the nail that bent that he decided to postpone his project. The following day, he accidentally found his hammer and pulled out the nail. He immediately replaced the nail with a new one and finally, he was able to hang the frame on the wall.


Like the story. We may compare ourselves to the Hammer, others as the Old man, the nail as the circumstances and how the different hammer was used was our Values.

The Joiner's mallet. The joiner's mallet easily broke as the old man used it as a regular hammer. We sometimes enter into a situation where we are willing to help but instead we make the situation worse. We have the right attitude but it was not yet necessary as of the moment.

The Bumping hammer. There are times when our friends need help and we want to offer them some help and advice to ease their burden. At first, we are confident that we could help them but as we continue to help it became harder until it fails.

The Hammer (Claw Hammer). There are cases that only you and or you are the only one willing to do the task but most likely you are one of the few that has the right quality or capability as needed as of the moment.


We, humans, are born unique. We came from different places with different cultures, characteristics, habits, and tradition and we could not deny the fact that we are incompetent in some ways but in some ways we are excellent. But we will always have something in common - it is Values.

Because we came from different cultures, we do not expect that we could get along with others. There may be chemistry in some but there will always be a conflict or misunderstanding in some cases. We are not perfect and nobody is perfect. We strive to be the best.

Values are not diminished, decrease or useless but rather it was not what is needed as of the moment. We do not all have the necessary values for every situation. We always lack something and that is where others come in to supplement that piece.


Our values will always supplement others in times of need. It does not decrease, it is just from the perspective of others that it decreases but because there are things that they need. It is natural for us humans to have a good result and to have a good result we need the right man for the job. There will be time(s) that you will be badly needed that even those who are the best would point out that you are the right man for the job.

If you think have lesser value. Think, we are human beings are one of the few creations of God who are versatile. We can adapt and change to what we want to be. It is just a matter of who we choose to become and take action.

Chambie / Blogger

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