Gender values are acquired during the first few years of human life and begin at home. Parents are often the first to introduce us to the identification of our gender, to all the tasks and/or behaviours which strengthen our values as males and females. As we grow up, other influences such as religion, school systems, and so forth, add to or reshape our values. Gender values are an unstable element of human life, vulnerable to many change factors. The following is an account of how one /’-Kiribati man’s gender values were shaped and reshaped as he grew up. Change factors emphasised are the influences of parents, religion, peers, the constraints of a strict school system, and the possibilities for realising more about his own capabilities, freedom, and functioning at university level.