Funny, it wasn’t a popular word when we were growing up, but it’s a most popular term thrown around today. A “worldview” is the way you view the world. We don’t typically “think about” our worldview; it’s really just the way we think about the world. We really should think about it, because what grows from it are life’s most basic and life-changing choices. Family choices being a big one among them.
There are two family worldviews, largely at odds with one another. These are views on the value of human life. Consider:
- Human Assets. A human being is another worker to produce good products and services. A human being is a person. A person is a steward to the planet and creates healthy resources from its bounty. People are the economy, and the more free people there are the greater the economic blessings. A family is most blessed with children.
- Human Liabilities. A human being is another mouth to feed, another job to fill, another number to call. The worldview understands human beings to draw from the limited resources of the planet. Human beings likewise draw from the limited resources of the economy. People tax the economy, ruin the earth, weigh on the family.
This is why I like the video above, put out by the Population Research Institute. “Putting people first” is their motto. It’s a worldview that makes sense, when you think about it.