Jonas's community primarily values stability, conformity, and safety over everything else, which is why the Committee of Elders originally instituted Sameness. The community is founded on the principles of Sameness, which completely eliminate individual choice, dramatically alter the natural environment and landscape, and champion conformity. These principles were established to prolong the community and protect the population.
In Jonas's society, the Committee of Elders make every prominent decision in the citizens' lives to prevent conflict and stability from negatively impacting their community. The Committee of Elders determines the birth rate, matches spouses, creates family units, and chooses each person's occupation. Scientists have also dramatically altered the landscape to make travel more efficient and the natural environment less dangerous. There are also strict rules in Jonas's community to ensure conformity and suppress individuality. Language, clothing, and activities are tightly regulated, and transgressions are severely punished. Overall, the restrictive nature of Jonas's society reflects the primary values of the community, which are stability, conformity, and safety.