A person’s values are a set of particular moral codes by which they choose to live by. A person who adheres to a high standard of personal values, can expect to have more opportunities than those who do not live by a set of high values. High values include attriubutes such as, work ethic, integrity, honesty, and respect.
Setting high values also means to abstain from self-destructive behaviors or other actions that could negatively impact a person’s life., The ability to stay away from self-destructive behavior is critical to an individual success in achieving a life of productivity.
Unfortunately, troubled teens fail to set high values in which to live by. When a teen continuously fails to implement a structural code of morals, they are subject to acting on self-destructive behaviors that may have long-lasting, sometimes permanent, consequences.