Building Core Value
The Science of the Soul
Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
This .pdf file contains everything you need to know about building and expanding your ability to create value in your life. Core value is the lifeforce that gives meaning and purpose to everything you do. 48 pages. $5
The following excerpt from Building Core Value was published by Dr. Stosny's on Psychology Today.com
Basic Humanity and Well Being
Basic humanity is an innate capacity for interest in the well being of others. In its more developed expressions, it motivates respectful, helpful, valuing, nurturing, protective, and altruistic behaviors. In extreme adversity, it motivates sacrifice and rescue.
Basic humanity allows us to grow beyond the confines of personal experience and prejudiceto recognize the inherent value of other people. The more in touch with basic humanity, the more humane we feel. When out of touch with it, we feel less humane.
The Path to Well Being
If you perceive yourself to have emotional needs that must be met, try this experiment: For just two weeks, forget about your emotional needs and focus instead on developing your sense of basic humanity.
Growth in basic humanity doesn't mean becoming Mother Theresa, nor does it necessarily mean giving to charity or doing volunteer work. There are degrees of basic humanity, and most of us can do quite well by regularly exercising only a moderate level.
Highest Level of Basic Humanity:
Underdeveloped Basic Humanity:
How to Maintain Moderate Levels of Basic Humanity
If you do the above consistently for two weeks, you should experience longer lasting states of well being than you can possibly achieve with focus on "getting your needs met."