Saturday, June 15, 2013
How does the way in which you perceive the world influence your thought process? Provide a specific example in your response. What other factors do you think impact your thought process?
How one perceives the world is often based on differing factors, such as cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, personal beliefs, nonreligious based beliefs, science, traditions, political ideologies, and philosophies, which influences one's thought process. Although, many individuals misunderstand what constitutes beliefs and what does not constitute them. Beliefs have infiltrated the minds of so many individuals that everything they perceive or think incorporates a belief for them, which includes his or her experiences and knowledge. How I perceive the world is based on nonreligious beliefs, which influences my thought process. My thought process is less but basically non dogmatic, nationalistic, ethnocentric, prejudiced, racist, authoritarian, and closed-minded. Therefore, the actions of a man, woman, or a group of individuals is never based on the race or religion of that individual or group. I see past that and lean toward understanding that individual's or group's thought process as to why he or she perceived their actions as acceptable. Other factors that impact my thought process are my beliefs in science and being a father and role model to my children.