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  • Writer's pictureBrunello Gianella

The Soulful Divide: True Values vs. Use Value in the Symphony of Life 🎻

Imagine life as a symphony—an intricate dance of melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, weaving together countless stories. In this grand composition, two types of notes arise: those that resonate with the core of our being—our “True Values”—and those that simply keep the pace going—our "Use Value." Ah, they seem similar, don't they? But let me tell you, my friends, they are galaxies apart in the universe that is your life.



🌌 True Values: The Eternal Notes


True Values are the chords that echo in the silent chambers of our souls, the notes that make your heart swell with purpose. They're the undertones that stir emotions we can't even name. Love, freedom, integrity—these are not just words; they are celestial bodies in the galaxy of your soul's deepest desires.


When you connect with your True Values, you're not just participating in life; you are composing it. Every action, every decision becomes a conscious brushstroke on the canvas of your destiny. You become the artist, sculpting reality with the chisel of purpose.


🌙 Use Value: The Temporary Beats


On the other hand, Use Values are the transitory beats that keep us in rhythm with society. Money, fame, that coveted promotion—they're the metronome's tick, guiding the orchestra but not defining it. They're means to an end, signposts on a journey, but never the final destination. Don't get me wrong; they have their place. They help us stay in tune, navigate our social symphony, and even add a certain flair to our performance.


But here’s the catch: If we mistake these Use Values for our True Values, we betray the song in our hearts. We become players in an orchestra that's not our own, clutching a script we didn't write. The melody turns dissonant, the chords clash, and the music—the music of our lives—loses its soulful resonance.


🎭 The Grand Dissonance


The gravest tragedy in this life is confusing these two kinds of values. It's like mistaking a fleeting infatuation for eternal love. One will leave you high and dry when the applause fades, but the other—oh, the other will serenade your spirit even in the depths of solitude.


So, what is it that keeps you up at night? What is it that awakens you before the first rays of dawn break? Is it the unquenchable yearning to fulfill a True Value, or is it the restless chase of a Use Value?



🌠 The Art of Soulful Living


You see, the art of living is not in gathering an audience to applaud your performance; it's in finding the courage to play the music that's written on your soul. It’s time to break away from the intoxicating lure of Use Values and tune into your heart’s symphony. Because, when the curtain falls and the spotlight dims, it’s your True Values that will leave an indelible mark on the stage of life.


Be a maestro of your destiny; discern between the eternal notes and the temporary beats.


The time to conduct your life’s most beautiful symphony is NOW. 🌟


P.S.: Written with the assistance of ChatGPT4. The idea for the post came to me from the post by James Arthur Ray. Link:

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7101900249379532800/


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