First, let's be careful about how we conceptualize existence. It is crucial to remember that race is not a fixed state of being but an experience of being. Sex is not a fixed state of being but an experience of being. Race is a vehicle of being, a vehicle for experience. Sex is a vehicle of being, a vehicle for experience. Until we human beings understand this, we'll never begin to cunderstand and comprehend the laws of cosmic justice and cosmic responsibility.
And second, each person must remember that everybody has a worldview, Everybody! Be honest about it. Out of what or out of whose world view are you operating? Ask yourself that. Everybody has behavior characteristics and behavior patterns and attitudes. What I mean, for example, is: Do you see the mountain as a challenge or obstacle? Do you live mostly a chance-determined life (and teach or impart the same to your children!) allowing life mostly to operate upon you, or do you work through systems that will give you greater advantage to operate upon life? Are you sitting waiting for a liberator or are you participating in the liberating process? The way you answer these questions will help you to understand something about your own worldview, and more than that, about your own identity.
Your worldview determines your behavior and attitudes, so don't say you don't have a worldview because you certainly have behavior and attitudes. You can't get by nor through that! So you might as well fess up. The important thing is that we can change, we can improve our worldviews, and consequently we can change our behavior. And if you can change your behavior you can change your destiny. Bit by bit and sometimes by leaps and bounds you can! Let me end with the quotation from Anthem of the Decades, the very great book of Zulu wisdom: "Whoever abandons his home still travels with his pain. / Our greatness forbids us to flee from adversity. / The secret of life lies in the errors we commit; / Those who fail are also those who can rise by their courage."
-African Americans in the New Millennium, Blueprinting The Future, Erskine Peters, page 106