Researcher Mark Passio claims that worldview poisoning is one of the big guns of (soft) mind control, making people give up on the world, others and themselves and often making them complicit in the toxic and nefarious agendas of genuinely wicked persons of power who tend to be masters at manipulating mass perception and therefore mass action.
My argument in this post is that a worldview that contributes to a feeling of being under constant threat, e.g. one that takes the view that certain demographics or government itself are out to get one, can and does sometimes lead to desperate and/or violent action.
Information leads to action (see post Thinking v Opining) and it is a natural, animalistic response to threats, whether only perceived or actually real, to engage in fight or in flight by the mere play of bodily chemical activity.
Thus, if one is of the view often promoted by the media that one's country is being flooded left, right and centre by immigrant populations, with all the threat to one's identity and livelihood this could potentially cause, then one might start engaging in violent and abusive conduct, if only for reasons of perceived self-defence.
By contrast, people who have a relatively jaunty, temperate worldview - perhaps due to a quantum of privilege and peace in their lives - will be a lot less likely to fall into violent, desperate action simply because their happy worldview will not cause them to feel threatened in their mind-body complex and therefore as needing to fight or to flee.
The lesson to be learned from this is that it is paramount to monitor one's worldview with care if a dark worldview should cause us to harm others (fight) or retreat into ourselves and hide from the world (flight) with the attending risks in the latter case of indigence and suicide.
The converse also holds, i.e. whenever one feels under threat or is prey to a stress reaction one's worldview will possibly take a dip leading to the vicious cycles of
dark worldview > stress > dark worldview = fight or flight
stress > dark worldview > stress = fight or flight
as opposed to the virtuous circles of
positive worldview > absence of stress > positive worldview = happiness
absence of stress > positive worldview > absence of stress = happiness
In conclusion, one's level of serenity will impact on one's worldview and in turn one's worldview will also impact on one's level of serenity. Thus it is advisable to keep one's thoughts in good order so as to be spared the throes of emotional turbulence - thoughts and emotions being mutually reinforcing though not identical agents - and its potential negative consequences for one's actions.
Let it immediately be said, however, that a dark worldview does not necessarily lead to a stress reaction, especially if one has faith in oneself and is otherwise of a temperate disposition, and stress reaction does not always result in a poisoned worldview if one does not universalise and project one's emotional self onto the world - which can admittedly be hard to do at times.
This brings me back to the basic polarity that affects all of human existence: love and fear. A worldview rooted in fear will shut consciousness down and lead to negative manifestations for one's own being and the world itself whereas a worldview rooted in love which expands consciousness will lead to positive manifestations for oneself and for others.