Out of Flatland: The Role of the Notion of a Worldview in the Science of Well-being
Danilo Garcia1, Patricia Rosenberg2
1 Director, Blekinge Center of Competence, Research, Development, and Innovation for Better Health in Blekinge, Blekinge County Council, Karlskrona; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg; Researcher, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg; Head Researcher and Founder, Network for Empowerment and Well-Being; Researcher, Department of Psychology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2 Researcher, Network for Empowerment and Well-Being; Project Coordinator and Well-Being Coach, Blekinge Center of Competence, Research, Development, and Innovation for Better Health in Blekinge, Blekinge County Council, Karlskrona, Sweden
Network for Empowerment and Well-.Being, Axel W. Anderssons Väg 8A, SE 371 62 Lyckeby
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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.