How would I discover my world view and thatpossessed by other people?
We all have different ways of defining what makes up ‘thegood life’. This is because we possess different worldviews.Our world views are made up of our basic beliefs about theworld around us and ourselves.We may not be conscious of these basic beliefs but we allhave them. Our world view is more than just our set ofvalues, because it is concerned with ultimate orfoundational questions.Think for a moment of a tree. Its very life is dependent uponthe nourishment delivered to its trunk ,branches and leavesthrough its roots.A WORLD VIEW IS THE ROOT, THE SOURCE, FROM WHICHOUR THOUGHTS, VALUES, ACTIONS AND FEELINGS SPRING.
OUR BASIC BELIEF QUESTIONSOUR BASIC BELIEFS ARE USUALLY FOCUSED IN THEFOL LOWING FOUR AREAS•REALITY•HUMAN NATURE•PURPOSES•ETHICS
HOW DO I DESCRIBETHE WORLD INWHICH I FINDMYSELF?
HOW DO I WORK OUT HOW BEST TO LIVE MYLIFE? Talk to others whose opinions I value Pray about this Reflect about my hopes and past experiences Talk to an expert in an area I am interested in Read the Bible or other inspirational text Read the biography of someone I admire
WHY AM I HERE?Image: Young girl on a bridge in Parishttp://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00/5019447262Found on flickrcc.net
• How do I describe the world in which I findmyself? (my Reality)• Who am I? What am I? (my human nature)• What should I be doing? (my Purpose)• How do I work out how best to live my life? (P)• Why am I here? (P)• How do I decide what is right and wrong?(Ethics)