Worldview: is a lens through which an individual sees the world. One’s worldview can be religious, they can see the world through the lens of spiritual doctrine. Seeing people as their religious leader/text has instructed them to. Seeing business, relationships, and hardship in a way that they have been instructed to. Or, worldview can be self centered or atheistic. A worldview determines how one is going to interpret happenings on a day to day basis.
In 2017, the majority of people that I have met view life events with an emphasis on themselves. How will this effect me, is the consuming thought of society. I am here to tell you why this is inherently bad for society, and why we should try and fix this line of thought.
Take sickness for example, whenever many 18-30 year olds see a sick or suffering person, the general reaction is not one of empathy, but of disgust. Ew, what if they cough on me. What if I get so close to them that their old age infects me! What if my friends see me with this person and make fun of me. The consuming thought is of self, and that thought kills others. That thought kills others because it takes away their lifeline. It takes away the lifeline that is encouragement, that is selfless serving.
I know what you are thinking, “it is not my responsibility to help this person, they have family!” and this is true to a degree. You are not responsible to pay their medical bills, or even spend time with them. However, if an opportunity is in front of you to make the world a better place, why wouldn’t you? If it is always someone else’s job to care, what would happen if every one thought that way?
Taking this social view to its furthest conclusions, no person on earth would receive empathy. The reality is that we are morally bound to be where we are when we are there. If we are presented with circumstances in which we have an opportunity to do good, we should seize this chance, because no one else in the world has it. More importantly, we should seize this chance because the reward far outweighs the risk. The chance to bless, encourage, and lift up a weary spirit is a privilege to any human.
One party I have viewed taking action on this social problem, is Alpha Omega Hospice. They are a for profit hospice company that prides themselves in going above and beyond for their terminally ill patients. They do provide an affordable hospice care fort worth, and have maintained a reputation of excellence in their years of business. What sets them a part is their worldview, the lens through which they see their patients, and business, is a Jesus centered lens. I truly believe this gives them the ability to focus on others needs instead of their own, even when their initial reaction is that of being repulsed. They have the ability to see a sick person, and not think of how that person may harm them, that is truly special.