In an original (your own words) post on your blog explain the degree to which you agree with the statement from the Talmud, “We see the world, not as it is but as we are.” Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to help you demonstrate higher levels of analysis and insight.
I agree with the statement that people do not have a same world view. There are several categories that make people’s view change on one thing.
There are variety of ways people see things by culture (mostly country) changing. In Japanese class, we have learnt about colours, and how people from different countries see the object’s colour differently. One of the examples was a colour of an apple. Japanese people are familiar with red apple, so they will answer “red”. However, in other countries such as U.S., the colour of an apple can be either red, green or yellow. This colour opinion occurs for the colour of a sun as well. The teacher asked small child to draw a picture of a sun. The Japanese child took a red crayon, and scribbled a circle with it. However, that made the other countries’ adults surprised. In those countries, the colour of a sun is usually yellow or white. It is rather said that red is a colour of a sunset, not the normal sun on the sky during the day time.
Object is not limited to the opinion of colour. “Orange” makes people’s opinion split, since some people consider the light brown colour orange. On the other hand, some people argues that light brown is “brown”, and it is different from “orange”. In that way, there is an interesting view difference between culture in this one world.
Age matters with world view change as well. I think most of the people can relate that as you get older, your thoughts improve, and the way you think about things more in mature way. When I was very young, I was scared of death. It sure is weird, thinking about death in that age, but I couldn’t help being afraid about losing consciousness and leaving people who I love, and never become alive again. I also thought it is physically and mentally painful. However, as I grow up, I feel like I’m saying “I want to just die or disappear”, or “Nothing will change, even if I don’t exist in this world” very often and easily, and no longer scared of death. Not only myself, but maybe a lot of people must have thought that way. Young children are all pure, and feels everything is big and impressive compared to older people. If I become an elderly person, things I usually think about in teenage time will definitely change.
Religion affects people’s worldview as being in part of the religion, and believing in something that your parents had taught to you. The Europeans have rejected their historic Christian cultural foundations in favor of a secular faith. As a result, this has left them vulnerable to the takeover of their cultures by aggressive religions that seek to dominate other cultures. In particular, the Muslim religion is moving in quickly to dominate the nations throughout Europe. People who have a strong faith with a well developed worldview will always dominate those people who have no well developed faith nor worldview.