The Philosophy Of The Humanities Essay

1054 Words Apr 20th, 2016 null Page
A person can only know who they are based on how their interests help guide them through the daily problems of life. One thing we all have to realize is that each of our unique worldviews is in its simplest state a way to reduce and solve issues in our lives. After taking The Art of Being Human class, my personal worldview has changed to a belief in having compassion for everybody in the world according to Buddhist teachings. This mindset goes beyond those teachings, however, and leads to the idea that if humans started to care about everything on earth a lot of our man-made problems would go away. One of the ways we can do this is to read literature from the past, in order to learn lessons that our ancestors are trying to tell us. Through these lessons we can understand how learning about the Humanities guides us in our decision-making, and how studying more of the Liberal Arts can lead to better choices in our lives. The first step we must take to make better decisions is to find inside ourselves the views about the world that make us feel motivated on a daily basis. According to Charles Eastman, the first native tribes of North America viewed their lives as gifts from the mysterious creator, which would be returned to Him and spread across the natural world upon their deaths (41). Their views are described as more spiritual than religious, and being very similar to the Buddhist teaching of one power bringing balance to the world. One of the key lessons in the Buddhist…

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