“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”(Woodrow Wilson) A worldview is how you look at the world, how you think it operates, why things happen the way they do, and what your purpose in life should be.
Logically your behaviors, your actions, your motivations, should be consistent with your worldview. For example, a worldview of atheism, which is a belief that God does not exist, explains the creation of the universe and of life as randomness acting over a very long time. In such a worldview, it is easy to adopt a worldview that people can have no purpose, for it is by accident that people even exist. A two year old can think they are the center of the universe. Whether conscious or subconscious, every person has some type of worldview. A personal worldview is a combination of all you believe to be true, and what you believe becomes the driving force behind every emotion, decision and action. Therefore, it affects your response to every area of life: from philosophy to science, theology and anthropology to economics, law, and politics, art and social order— everything. Worldview is a mental model of reality. The book has many good points on worldview, it states worldview determines are values. The four questions of worldview are very similar existential therapy which asks “Who am I?” This is the question every person asks themselves and understanding this question is the only way a person can start developing a worldview.
According to the authors in Transforming Vision it introduces with definitions of worldview and goes on to talk about how worldviews are different all across the world and finally with evaluating a worldview. The next part of the book gets to the meat of the situation and begins