I hope you will watch this video. It does take some time, but there is worth to this investment. As I listened to this man speak, I had some odd understandings: We are what we think we are.
Ok, you in the corner who thinks you are Abraham Lincoln, sorry, you're not. I hope. But, he really did give the old addage that the thoughts we proscribe to an item, an event, even a person really dictate the worth of that item/event/person. For instance, give a drowning man a bar of gold and he's likely not quite so happy as if you give him a float. Or, a present given to a mother by her child, no matter what it is - but especially if it was a thought out gift, has value far outreaching the item's intrinsic worth.
The interesting question I had was why. Why do I value (______) and not so much (______)? Another question might be why do I not value some such item? What are my motivations?
There's a great deal more to this video. It's long and interesting, as I said, so get comfortable. I hope you like it and it draws some thoughts from you. If so, please share.