Basic Values and Virtues necessary for community life

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Basic Values and Virtues necessary for community life has been playing main role in human development since the time when human being created the society. According to the history basic values and virtues necessary for community has need converted to the value system that has a set of consistent values and measures used for the purpose of ethical or ideological integrity. Another recognized name of value system is a moral code.

The value-system/moral-code can be designed basing on the need of that particular community and can be applicable to individual or whole community.  A personal value system is held by and applied to one individual only. An individual's values typically are largely, but not entirely, in agreement with their culture's values
A community value system is held by and applied to a community/group/society. Societies have values that are shared among many of the participants in that culture.
Some community value systems can be implemented the form of legal codes or law. Generally community value system converts in to the law to create equality, justice, access and equal opportunity among the community members. When community value system converts in to law, power of mandatory implementation and punishment will be adopted in a same time.  
 
Many scholars and philosophers have been attempting to identify the basic required or general values and virtues for community. For example Fred Wenstop and Arild Myrmel have proposed a structure for corporate value systems that consists of three value categories as follows:
  • Core Values- which prescribe the attitude and character of an organization
  •  Virtue ethics- the philosophical antecedents of these values
  • Protected Values- set of values of the ethical and doctrinal categories protected through rules, standards and certifications that are ordered and prioritized for individuals and whole society to follow.
Virtues can be placed into a broader context of values. Each individual has a core of underlying values that contribute to our system of beliefs, ideas and/or opinions. Integrity in the application of a value ensures its continuity and this continuity separates a value from beliefs, opinion and ideas.

As a member of a society, group or community, an individual can hold an individual value system and a community value system at the same time. Usually two value systems are externally consistent provided they bear no contradictions or situational exceptions between them. Many researchers have defined that basic values and virtues necessary for community life should include following characteristics:
 
Happiness
Integrity
Peacefulness
Hospitality
Gravity
Consideration
Respectability
Humanity
Sensitivity
Optimism
Sharing
Patience
Honesty
Truthfulness 
Industriousness
Sincerity
Commitment
Balance
Creativity
Justice
Understanding
Purposefulness
Appreciation
Dutifulness
Sternness
Truthfulness
Focus 
Charity
Nonviolence
Compassion
Independence
Morality
Nurturing
Openness
Modesty
Potential
Truth

Although sharing a set of common values, two different parties might not rank those values equally. Also, two parties might disagree as to certain actions are right or wrong, both in theory and in practice, and find themselves in an ideological or physical conflict. An example conflict would be a value system based on individualism pitted against a value system based on collectivism. Therefore common sense and moral standard should be the foundation of the all regulations including self regulation.

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