Tis Vhat is this Value mean

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


Google definition-


noun: value; plural noun: values

  1. 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. 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. 3.the numerical amount denoted by an algebraic term; a magnitude, quantity, or number.”the mean value of x”
  4. 4.MUSICthe relative duration of the sound signified by a note.
  5. 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. 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. 1.estimate the monetary worth of (something).”his estate was valued at $45,000″Similar:evaluateassessestimateappraiseassayratepriceput/set a price oncost (out)
  2. 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


a concept

The dancing of the english language

thought required

so what is value

from your POV

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