Core Values - A Remedy for Grumpiness
Acceptance and flexibility help me keep smiling
What a great topic! I've discovered that some of these personal core values also have cultural nuances. At this moment I find myself thinking mostly about acceptance as a remedy for grumpiness.
Being raised in the States, preparedness is a core value that has served me well. However I've had to shift since many people here (in Italy) don't plan very far into the future.
It's just not reasonable or even possible to change an entire culture to suit me. So acceptance, flexibility and not taking myself too seriously are values that I do my best to remember when my day gets changed around many times.
Really, personal core values are what gets us through when things get tense.