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Your worldview is the set of lenses through which you see the world around you. It can tell you a lot about what you are living for and why.

Your worldview is all about the way you see the world. This can include things like your values, political views, your thoughts on life after death, and even your thoughts on the true meaning of life. People have different worldviews, but we all have one. What’s yours?

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Life After Death

Many people have different ideas about what happens when you die. Some people think that you cease existing. Others believe that your soul lives on in some form of heaven. Some people believe that once you die you reincarnate as another form of life.

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Meaning and Purpose

According to some, life has whatever meaning you give it. People live for things like making the world a better place, saving the environment, science, beauty, and other things. Others believe in their religious ideals and worship a higher power like nature, a god, or gods; they view this as their purpose.

God or No God?

The idea of there being some form of higher power can also bring about some differences in worldviews. Some people believe that there is just one god. Some people believe that there are hundreds of thousands of gods. Some don’t even think there is any form of a god but are still religious, believing in a supernatural guiding principle like karma in Hinduism.

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You will encounter many people who have a worldview that differs from yours. Just because their worldview is different doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Be willing and open to talk about the way you and others see the world. Talking doesn’t mean you are changing your own beliefs.

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. If you had to label yourself for the sake of argument, what are some labels you’d use (liberal/conservative, secular/religious)? Why do you label yourself this way?
  3. Do you believe in life after death? Why or why not?
  4. Do you believe there is some form of higher power? If yes, what is it? If no, why?
  5. What are some things you value in life? Why?
  6. What major events in your life have shaped your beliefs and worldview?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This topic is adapted from the Impact 360 Institute YouTube channel.