The community meeting activity on motivations and values was enlightening. I had never considered just how much one’s morals could effect one’s problem solving abilities or even priorities when approaching problems. My top five priorities were tolerance, justice, equality, compassion, and helping. Given my top five priorities, I know that when approaching a problem, I’m likely to do so much more easily if I’m working with a team. One downside, though, is that I may put other’s ideas for solving problems above my own. In some cases, this may be a hindrance to my willingness to take risks and offer my ideas to approaching a problem. But on a lighter note, since I am very aware of this habit I can go into group projects, labs, etc, reminding myself that my opinions and ideas matter and are just as good as others’ ideas. People should know that I’m very willing to work with groups and do so happily. Although some of my values make it hard for me to voice my opinions, my values regarding justice and equality are great ones, for I know that when approaching a problem, I will always do what is right and what is fair.