It is true that values can be perceived differently from person to person and that what is considered necessary can vary according to individual culture, upbringing and experience.
Furthermore, while some values are shared by many spiritual and philosophical traditions, such as love and compassion, their interpretation and application can vary greatly.
We have the right to choose how to live our lives and what values to follow. Generally, it is important to respect different opinions and interpretations of values and try to understand the reasons behind them. At the same time, even though it can seem important to try to live according to your values and to encourage others to do the same (always respecting differences), free will is an essential principle in most philosophies and religions.
Respecting different opinions and interpretations of values is a universal principle which promotes tolerance and mutual understanding. Indeed, accepting differences and understanding the motivations behind the different perspectives are fundamental for peaceful coexistence between people and cultures.
In general, even though living according to one’s values can be seen as vital because it allows us to be consistent with ourselves and to live an authentic life (for this reason, it is equally important to respect the choices and opinions of others, even if they do not coincide with ours) and that consistency between one’s values and one’s actions can be seen as vital because it helps us to live authentically and coherently with ourselves, we should think it is true that following one’s inclinations and instincts can be just as crucial to living a satisfying and fulfilling life.
Balancing consistency and following one’s inclinations can be critical to living a balanced and authentic life. At the same time, it is essential to be flexible and willing to change one’s values and opinions based on new experiences and knowledge.
In summary, there are no unambiguous and definitive answers to these issues. It always depends on the individual situations and individuals; finding a balance that satisfies one’s well-being and that of others is vital.