still nobody's bitch
We hear a lot about values these days - Family Values, American Values, etc. - but what does that actually mean?

values, Sociology. the ideals, customs, institutions, etc., of a society toward which the people of the group have an affective regard.

After being grossly misunderstood in an other thread, I wanted to start a discussion on the concept of values.

What does "Family Values" or "American Values" mean to you? What values are important to you? What values are critical for a functional society?