Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Location: Cambridge

The Guardian last Saturday had an interesting article on the work section. Apparently a survey of values across cultures and religions revealed that there are six values that are universal. I think I rate pretty highly in five out of six - which if you don't know me well enough to already guess the one low one will show you which one it is. Funny that my faults are all lumped together in one, lacking, universal value, huh? Here are all six:

Wisdom - Curiosity, love of learning, judgement, ingenuity, emotional intelligence and perspective

Courage - Valour, perseverance and integrity

Humanity - Kindness and loving

Justice - Citizenship, fairness and leadership

Temperance - Self-control, prudence and humility

Transcendence (which refers to the virtue of escaping the self and its general pettiness) - Appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, spirituality, forgiveness, humour and zest

All of you out there who want to tell me where your strengths lie feel free to tell me and if I know you well enough I'll tell you if I agree. Or just do some surveys.

At the moment, I'm feeling quite un-humble anyway as I managed to make chapattis for the first time. Woohoo!


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