Personal Worldview Essay

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Personal Worldview Essay My worldview has been shaped and expanded over the course of my lifetime by many different influences. My family, friends, coworkers, teachers, and even strangers have made impacts on my life that have in one way or another changed how I view society and the world around me. The three main components that help to form my worldview are Ethics, Human Nature, and God, because they molded my thoughts, experiences, education and life decisions. I feel the strongest aspect of my worldview is my tremendous sense of ethics. They help to guide my actions and decisions everyday. Ethics to me lay the foundations of a person’s character. I feel that a person with good character will by default have a strong …show more content…
My worldview does not however, limit my understanding of other worldviews. I understand how others can form their beliefs and now have a better understanding of other religions and belief systems because of this course. In my opinion, many of us come to our worldviews because of the faith we have in our experiences. We tend to trust those who are closest to us and as children rely on those same people to teach us right and wrong. I have been taught to trust in God; however, many children in many cultures around the world are taught to trust in the beliefs of their ancestors. Faith comes from those you trust, if you can rely on someone and their actions, or their teachings can be proven to be sound time and time again, you form a faith in that person or their beliefs. This learning process has strengthened my worldview, and because of this I do not feel that my beliefs are in question. This course has opened my eyes to many worldviews that I did not know existed, and taught me that assumptions I had about others were not true. I feel that I am content for the time being with my own beliefs, and feel that my worldview is fairly unified.
This assignment has been challenging for me because I have had to analyze my own beliefs. I had to decide which aspects were the most important to me and why. I then had to understand my feelings about how others view these same