The Value of Relationships


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5 thoughts on “The Value of Relationships”

  1. Without a doubt the the best way to create value is through relationships. Personal relationships I believe are at times undervalued, but are truly what allows individuals and organizations to become successful. Placing trust in someone other than yourself not only creates a unique connection, but also allows people to become more successful through collaboration and learning from others. Scottie and Michael, Jobs and Wozniak, are just some examples of successful partnerships that demonstrate creating valued relationships are true components of success. But how can we continue creating valuable personal relationships that will propel us towards more success in a technology obsessed world?

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  2. It’s interesting you took this path because it seems to generally connect the idea of value with something tangible and worth money. I think relationship value is a building block to create all other forms of value. It allows ideas to flow in an open forum and interaction between individuals. Also, this is pretty dark, but in the end, will monetary value be significant? What really matters at the end of the day?

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  3. This image evokes a feeling of connection for me. It stresses teamwork, which is a core principle of value. Often, value is created best when many different persons and ways of thinking are involved.

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  4. This reminded me of the fact that many of us take so much for granted. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, social needs are the third category, behind physiological and security needs. There are so many phenomena that provide incredible value, but due to the fact that they are already fulfilled, we tend to not pay any attention to them and focus on other needs, even though we would be so vulnerable in the absence of the previous ones.

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  5. I think there is research that shows that for most people, having good friends and loving family has more to do with happiness, health, and overall well-being then money or other material resources.

    And while we sort of acknowledge this in culture, in movies or songs and such, we don’t really build our social institutions around our need and pleasure in relations, do we?

    We measure GDP as dollars per capita. Why don’t we measure good friends per capita?

    The GFP may mean more for our well-being then the GDP!

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