A values-based life is one that has touchstones along the path. We know who we are and where we are headed even though the next step is unclear. Know my values.
This Jon Stewart quote reminded me of another by Chekhov:
“There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked.”
– Anton Pavlovich Chekhov