There are a lot of Western Culture values- and it can be seen a lot more clearly here. It’s not that western culture values are all wrong or all bad, but some values aren’t necassarily all good.
Values like busyness for example. Good to be productive, but bad when it takes over.
The next two i’ll focus on came up in my mind while reading Costa’s posts last week.
1. The Value of independence
The value of independence has a lot of negative influence on living the Christian life. If there is ever anything that calls for dependence or valuing others, the value of independence kills it. Anything where you may need to submit, or need to use help from others- is considered weak and undesirable.
2. The value of position/title
People don’t want to be leaders in America, they want the title. Most don’t want the responsibility, but they do want the recognition. i don’t think this is new, nor limited to western culture. People work so hard to be noticed, they may not actually lead. And if not chosen for a position, sometimes refuse to lead.
Would someone choose to lead if they were never noticed for it?
These two values have great influence on how people view women’s roles. It also inhibits our effectiveness. And it impacts our relationships with one another in the body.
i struggle with both- definitly the second…