Out of Flatland: The Role of the Notion of a Worldview in the Science of Well-being

Mens Sana Monogr. Jan-Dec 2016;14(1):133-140. doi: 10.4103/0973-1229.193082.


This paper discusses the suggestion of the notion of a worldview as part of the Science of Well-Being. We present, at first, an allegoric comparison as to why the view of a ternary unity of being (i.e. a coherence of the three parts of the being, body, mind, and psyche to maximize well-being) is difficult to grasp. We also discuss that humans do have unique experiences and memories, but that we are also connected to both all living things and to our environment. Finally, we point to a ternary model of personality to increase our understanding of a person's well-being: Temperament, character, and identity.

Keywords: Character; Interpreter module; Narrative self; Science of well-being; Temperament; Unity of being; Worldviews.

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