Developing a Personal World View Narrative Essay by Nicky

Developing a Personal World View
A look at how the author developed his personal world view.
# 149271 | 811 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 04, 2011 in English (Narrative) , Psychology (General)

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This paper follows the development of the author's world view, beginning with his life as a young adult and showing how his outlook was very much tied to that of his parents. Then, the paper traces the author's own experiences that influenced him to move away from the influence of his parents and develop his own world view. This included attending university and developing personal goals. The paper concludes with the young person entering university and noting how his world view is a work in progress.

From the Paper:

"Looking at my own world view and how it metamorphosed as such is quite interesting from my viewpoint. Of course, others reading this or who would be listening to this may have a different perception or point of view. I am one of the last of the Baby Boomers who at the quite mature age of 29 years only started my first year at university. I was not one of the regular fortunate people who went from one educational level into the next and finishing their university education in their early twenties. The "world view" of my parents was quite unconventional and which I myself believed in at that time.
"Thus, I studied until grade 11 and thereafter I entered the work force. This was not really an independent decision but influence by parental beliefs then. My parents believed that earning a living is much more important than getting a higher education. . For them, cold hard cash is proof positive that something is happening in one's life and going to university only wastes time and money. Because I was young and gullible perhaps at that time, I saw their reasoning to be quite rational and logical."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hobson, Julia. Concepts of the Self: Different Ways of Knowing About the Self. 1996.
  • Samovar, L. World View. 1996.

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