“Understanding worldviews makes it 100 times easier to navigate current events and world issues. It especially makes it easier to extend empathy and understanding to people of all faiths and worldviews.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
There are so many things that modern mothers say are confusing to them: Black Lives Matter; riots; educational approaches and methodologies; religion and spirituality; why people think and behave the way they do.
How can we navigate all of the confusing and conflicting ideas that we hear and see in our world?
An understanding of worldviews can help us sort through the confusion and gain clarity. But there is an even more important reason for understanding what a worldview is and how it determines why people do what they do: so we can can teach our children.
This knowledge can help our children navigate the educational system and the current events that surround them. It can assist them in asking some key questions that will give them a foundation for how they will choose to live. It will also help them understand those with opposing worldviews and keep them from buying into every new idea that comes along.
Join Audrey for this introduction to what worldviews are and how they are affecting you and your family right now!
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3:33 Dinner with Friends
5:29 Worldviews are a key element to education
7:44 Understanding worldviews give a frame of reference
8:28 Worldviews and Feminism
10:16 What is a Worldview and Questions to Ask
11:18 Dominant Worldviews
14:03 Worldviews and Modern Education
22:01 Worldviews and Youth
24:00 An Example: Mao’s Little Red Book
31:27 Why Mother’s Must Understand Worldviews
Quotes from this episode:
“There are so many things that modern mothers say are confusing to them: Black Lives Matter; riots; educational approaches and methodologies; religion and spirituality; why people think and behave the way they do —these are all clarified by an understanding of worldviews.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“Worldviews are simply our specific view of the world. A worldview answers questions like: Where did we come from? Why are we on earth? What is right and wrong? What has purpose and meaning in life? and similar questions. What is more important – the individual, the family or the state? Do we have human rights and duties and what are they? Where do they come from? What happens when we die? What is success? How is happiness created? How should I live my life? The answers to these questions rest on a central set of values and beliefs. These inform the answers to these questions and shape the attitudes and behaviors of the people who adhere to them.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“When people buy into a specific worldview, they behave in pretty consistent ways. Its easier to understand why they do what they do and where we might begin to connect with them. It helps us see if we have beliefs or principles in common upon which to build. It helps us make sense of the world and know better how to insert ourselves with principle-centered solutions.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“New worldviews are always introduced- to the young through their education.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“It’s so critical for mothers to understand and teach their children about worldviews so that: 1) they won’t be deceived 2) they’ll better understand others 3) they will be able to find common ground in differing worldviews and better connect with those who believe differently and 4) they won’t fall prey to swallowing whole what others teach as truth. ” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“Understanding worldviews makes it 100 times easier to navigate current events and world issues. It makes it easier to extend empathy and understanding to people of all faiths and worldviews.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher