Families across the Fifth World have five core values. Some families place more emphasis on one as opposed to another, even to the point of some families neglecting one or more of them altogether. Disagreements rage between families and between individuals on what these values mean, how one should live by them, and which ones should take priority. Nonetheless, at least in principle, most people can agree that these form the most basic, broad strokes of ethical life.
- Compassion, a concern for the well-being of others and a desire to alleviate suffering
- Fairness, a concern for justice and a desire to ensure that everyone receives what they deserve
- Loyalty, a concern for fidelity and a desire to know that you can depend on your fellows and they can depend on you
- Honor, a concern for respect and a desire to ensure that everyone treats each other with the dignity due to them
- Purity, a concern for pollution of all kinds, even social or spiritual pollution, and a desire to avoid corruption