Role Model Review
Deepak Chopra’s worldview is a mixture of a Westernized Hinduism, quantum physics, and neuroscience (Malcolm, 2003). His worldview appears to be based on the notion that all that exists is pure energy in one form or another. Comparing Chopra’s worldview to my own on topics such as money/career, social issues, and the nature of God, will determine if he would be a good role model according to my own worldview.
Chopra’s adheres to the belief that we are just forms of energy that coexist with other forms of energy. All energy is intelligent and conscious and the universe maintains us as a part of maintaining itself. His belief is that if you want anything, be it wealth, a career, or health, you need only desire it and work toward it and the universe will provide it. Chopra states that “you must intend it, make a decision to go for it. The universe handles the details, organizes and orchestrates opportunities. You have simply to be alert to these opportunities” (Mole, 1998, p. 38).
I believe that God gives each of us talents that guide us to the proper career path and that wealth on earth is meant to be used to help others and do God’s will, which will bring us wealth in heaven. Chopra’s belief seems to be focused on personal wants and not on making the world a better place for everyone. His worldview does not promote hard work as a path to success whereas my world view is that we must work hard to do our best and glorify God through our deeds.
Chopra believes that the cause of all social unrest is found in duality. His idea of duality as the problem includes the belief in ‘good versus evil’ or the ‘us versus them’ mentality as being the root of social issues. We see all those who do not abide by our own social norms as evil, whereas, we view those who do adhere to the same social restraints that govern us as good. He believes that because of this type of duality, peace does not stand a chance but, if we find that place between hope and...