Value is a foundational principle of human action. Conveying worth is not merely an aspiration but a dimension of the human operating system; an ineradicable trait. Without a sense of value, we are cramped and constrained. Or we wither. With a rising sense of a valuable self, we function at our optimum and offer pathways of hope, combining significance with belonging and bringing out the best in people. Ego is about self-interest. Ego on its own and in itself is the ultimate in selfishness. The self in itself cannot be a container for a valuable self which must be held relationally.