Values Determine Behavior
Do you ever step back, look at your life, the decisions you've made and the things that you have done and wonder why? Why do you consistently follow a pattern when reacting to the world around you? If you did step back, you would likely see certain patterns. Fear of certain things, the tendency to gravitate to similar types of people, or always avoiding certain situations, are examples of behavior patterns. Mostly likely, you are using your own set of personal values to guide your behavior. Your values are formed by the environment you grew up within--parents, teachers, significant events etc. These events and experiences lead to certain beliefs which then serve to form your values.