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Worldview themes associated with the heart symbol involve an individual’s interaction with another individual (or with himself or herself) with respect to the underlying driving motivation and the extent to which thinking, feeling, and doing -- and behaviors associated with these -- are under control. 

Select the worldview theme(s) below that you want to consider:
(Note: If you start with the first one, we will lead you through each of them in turn with prompts to click on!)

#3   Focused Vision #32   Valuing Human Rights
#14    Moralistic God / Reincarnation #33   Servitude / Addiction
#16   The Golden Rule, Village Ethic of Mutual Help #38   Valuing Family
#17    Vengeance / Gratitude & Forgiveness #39   Tough Love / Scapegoating 
#18   Passionately Impulsive / Dispassionate #41   Struggling With A Basic Need: Self Esteem
#28   Hedonistic Orientation  / Healthy Orientation #52   Independent Living For The Sick Or Disabled
#29   The Self Restrained Person  / The Threatening Person                back to The Reality Marketplace

Related Worldview Development Questions:  

1) What is it like to be me? Am I too focused on me and on my immediate concerns? Do I pay more attention to lower level details rather than to higher level relationships or goals?  

Related Worldview Theme #s: 3, 4, 41

2) Extending my perspective to consider my own death (and human mortality in general), what happens after death?  

Related Worldview Theme #s: 4, 5A, 5B, 7A, 13, 14A, 14B

3) To what extent should my behavior be guided by religious beliefs of what happens to people after their death? 

Related Worldview Theme #s: 5A, 5B, 7A, 8A, 9A, 9B, 10, 14A, 14B, 16, 28A, 29A, 44A   

4) How should I treat other people?  Helpful or Hurtful?  Forgiving or Blaming?  Accepting or Threatening?

Related Worldview Theme #s: 1A, 16, 17A, 17B, 21B, 29B, 36A, 39B

5)  To what extent should what I do (my behavior) be based on my head (reason) or my heart (feelings)?

Related Worldview Theme #s: 15, 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 29A, 29B

6)  When and why should I restrain my behavior?

Related Worldview Theme #s: 9A, 14A, 23B, 28B, 29A, 34, 38, 42, 44A, 45B, 47B  

7)  Why is some individual freedom limited?  Is this right? 

Related Worldview Theme #s: 15, 24, 32, 33A, 33B, 45A, 50A, 52  

8)   What makes a good family? How should I treat my family?

Related Worldview Theme #s: 3, 34, 38, 39A  

9)  Can I accept and love both myself and other people close to me?   In "the dance between separateness and unity" which do I value more: my own accomplishment and ability to function as an independent individual, or the growth and feeling of wholeness I experience in my relationship with a significant other?  

Related Worldview Theme #s: 16, 17B, 35A, 38, 39A, 41

10)  All people need a sense of hope, self respect and self determination, right?
Can I empathize with people who are different, perhaps handicapped in a way that I am not?

Related Worldview Theme #s: 16, 21B, 24, 33A, 33B, 41, 52:

Thoughts to Take With You:  

"Humbly Grateful or Grumbly Hateful?" from bumpersticker, author unknown
"Encourage your hopes, not your fears!" from bumpersticker, author unknown
"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" from bumpersticker, author unknown
"Stereotypes dehumanize!" from bumpersticker, author unknown
"Writing is an attempt to understand one's own circumstance and to clarify the confusion of existence" Isabel Allende

"In the course of psychotherapy most therapists will come to recognize how a patient views the world...It is essential that therapists arrive at this knowledge, for the worldview of patients is always an essential part of their problems, and a correction in their worldview is necessary for their cure"

M. Scott Peck (in The Road Less Traveled)
"Always feel that your life has ultimate significance" Martin Luther King
"Maybe a person doesn't have a soul of his own, only a piece of a big soul" John Steinbeck (in The Grapes of Wrath)

Caution: "As you shop in 'The Reality Marketplace' avoid spending your 'reality cash' too early,  before you have seen everything!” from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows


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