The etymology of Value derives from Latin “Valere” implying a #senseof worth.
The question is to who and why it has value.
Is it of monetary value?
Is it a useful resource and therefore has value?
Is it valuable because it is meaningful and affects our emotions?
Is it about our ethics and the most important aspects of morality?
Or is it about something still undefined yet we constantly search for?
I imagine all the above correct.
But they are refined by culture and context.
For the values we adhere to are either defined for us or by us.
Value is something we grow into.
Like a molting snake growing into its new skin that is now more valuable than the old one.
The challenge with this wordplay is how we ascribe value and apply it in the commons of today.
For without this ability we will be lost and worthless.
And without a foundation of the 3Ts: Truth, Transparency and Trust… value will be imposed by the few vs collaboratively created by the many.
How do you define Value (in your own words)?