whats its worth to you
or better worded
value is what someone thinks something is worth
it is that simple
it is a tricky concept
requires thinking, on your own
define the concept of value for yourself
but here are the thoughts
Value” has no meaning other than in relation to living beings. The value of a thing is always relative to a particular person, is completely personal and different in quantity for each living human – “market value” is a fiction, merely a rough guess at the average of personal values, all of which must be quantitatively different or trade would be impossible … This very personal relationship, “value,” has two factors for a human being: first, what he can do with a thing, its use to him … and second, what he must do to get it, its cost to him. There is an old song which asserts “the best things in life are free.” Not true! Utterly false! This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiements failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted … and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears. Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain.
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
noun: value; plural noun: values
- 1.the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.”your support is of great value”Similar:meritworthusefulnessuseutilitypracticalityadvantagedesirabilitybenefitgainprofitgoodservicehelphelpfulnessassistanceeffectivenessefficacyavailimportancesignificancepointsensemileage
- the material or monetary worth of something.”prints seldom rise in value”Similar:pricecostworthmarket priceselling priceasking pricemonetary valueface value
- the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it.”at $12.50 the book is a good value“
- 2.a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.”they internalize their parents’ rules and values”Similar:principlesmoral principlesethicsmoral codemoralsmoral valuesstandardsmoral standardscode of behaviorrules of conductstandards of behavior
- 3.the numerical amount denoted by an algebraic term; a magnitude, quantity, or number.”the mean value of x”
- 4.MUSICthe relative duration of the sound signified by a note.
- 5.LINGUISTICSthe meaning of a word or other linguistic unit.
- the quality or tone of a spoken sound; the sound represented by a letter.
- 6.the relative degree of lightness or darkness of a particular color.”the artist has used adjacent color values as the landscape recedes”
verb: value; 3rd person present: values; past tense: valued; past participle: valued; gerund or present participle: valuing
- 1.estimate the monetary worth of (something).”his estate was valued at $45,000″Similar:evaluateassessestimateappraiseassayratepriceput/set a price oncost (out)
- 2.consider (someone or something) to be important or beneficial; have a high opinion of.”she had come to value her privacy and independence”Similar:appreciaterate (highly)esteem
The dancing of the english language
so what is value
from your POV