Hello, Dear Reader:
How do we measure the true value of something – is it intrinsic or extrinsic? According to Wikipedia:
Intrinsic value is an ethical and philosophic property. It is the ethical or philosophic value that an object has “in itself” or “for its own sake”, as an intrinsic property. An object with intrinsic value may be regarded as an end or end-in-itself.
Extrinsic value is the idea that something has value only because of outside factors. It is an end to a means. Work is, by many, considered to have extrinsic value. We work because we need money in order to survive.
With that in mind we thought we’d take on ‘value’ as the subject of this week’s ‘He Says, She Says…‘ post.