What exactly is the value of life? No one will ever know the true definition of the value of life because there are a variety of different perspectives in the world and everyone is certain that their perspective is right. According to the Human Life Calculator, the value of life is only based on the amount of money we will make in our lives and nothing more. Everything revolves around how much money we make and how much money we spend. Some people find it ok to compare the value of life to the financial amount they are worth. They might even go so far to choose their partner for the rest of their life based on their monetary values rather than emotional attachment. How can the value of one’s life and worth be translated into monetary value? The people at most life insurance companies will tell you it is a simple mathematical process based on age, physical health, and income. Subtract $1000 for every year over 40, subtract for any diseases, or illnesses, add 50 times their yearly income and You’ll have the value of anyone’s life calculated in an instant! However the process of life insurance cannot be applied to memories and experiences. It’s not like you can subtract points for every bad experience, broken heart, or abandoned friendship you’ve had. Many people view the amount of money they receive as a measure of their loved one’s value. Calculating the value of life in dollar worth can be a complicated issue involving tough emotional and moral messes. When it comes to Hamlet, he wonders if there is even a value of life. “To be, or not to be-that is the question.” That is his main issue throughout the entire play. He essentially loses everything that means anything to him in his life so he can’t help but wonder if there is even a point anymore. Everything he truly valued, including his father and Ophelia, was taken from him. He has nothing to value so why should he question the value of life? Lance Armstrong on the on the other hand is a different story. He looks at life in such a positive perspective now than he ever did before. Unlike most people, he was given a second chance . He now values every thing because he never knows when it will be his last. He learned the hard way not to take life for granted but to take advantage of it and live everyday as though it were your last. Life’s value cannot be determined by dollar bills, popularity or even by one’s accomplishments. If one doesn’t value life themself then they will constantly be unhappy. People must depend on themselves to make their lives valuable and meaningful. Ultimately it is people’s own ability and willingness to value life which gives them worth.