What is Weltanschauung Anyway?

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Real Estate Agent with Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!

When I first saw the word Weltanschauung pop up on ActiveRain I was a little surprised.

As a native speaker of German, I didn't have any issues pronouncing, spelling, or understanding the word. What I was curious about though was what a - literally translated - "world view" has to do with a blogging platform such as ActiveRain. 

 

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The point is that ActiveRain is much more than a just a platform. It is a community, comprised of people from many different walks of life, joined by common or similar interests and professions mostly surrounding the real estate industry.

ActiveRain has given members an outlet to let their voices be heard about topics that are of interest to not only to other members but also the public in general. 

The Oxford dictionary defines Weltanschauung as "a particular philosphy or view of life; the world view of an individual or group". 

Weltanschauung therefore is more than just a world view, rather it's an outlook on life, the way we see things and act upon them. It can be different for every individual or group. It can be rather simple and laissez-faire such as "live and let live" or it can be detailed and specific. 

As such, ActiveRain's Weltanschauung contains 10 principles that guide us as a community. One of them, the last one in fact, states: 

 

ActiveRain believes that it is in the best interests of real estate professionals to build a community that is focused on educating one another. ActiveRain believes its future depends on members of all experience levels openly sharing their experiences and best practices with others in the field. This communal dialogue offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and is the way to share in the dynamism and excitement that constitutes the modern real estate business.

 

This is one of the major aspects of ActiveRain. I didn't know what I got into when I typed the URL www.activeraincom for the very first time.

What I found out fairly quickly was that this ActiveRain site was something special. I was a relatively new agent, been in the business for less than two years at the time and I was amazed by the amount of knowledge, expertise, ideas, strategies and advice that was being freely shared by other professionals. 

In those early years, I learnt more from reading and interacting with real estate professionals from around the country than from those in my own office or association. I am happy to have found Activerain when I did and can only hope that over the years I have been able to give back at least a little of what I have gained. 

If you are interested - and I encourage you - read the entire ActiveRain Weltanschauung. You will find it by clicking on the link or under "Getting Started on AR" at the bottom of the page. 

 

 

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Comments (25)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Silvia, The Weltanschauung makes sense and lays the groundwork for what this community is all about. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

Jan 08, 2018 04:21 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Brian England that is what makes it a community and not just a place to blog, you could do that on WordPress. 

 Chris Ann Cleland  here is another word you might like:  Oberrheinschiffahrtsgesellschaftkapitaen - which means Upper Rhine River Cruise Line Captain - just a little German humor to impress foreigners a little more with extra long words! :-)

Myrl Jeffcoat you got that right!

 

 

Jan 08, 2018 04:35 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

George Souto and you have been doing a great job sharing your knowledge!

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I went and looked the other day to see when I joined, it was September 2006, only the third month or so ActiveRain was in existence. I am still amazed to have found it that early.

Debbie Reynolds thank you, it's good to review it every once in a while, too. 

 

Jan 08, 2018 04:38 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES 
Enjoyed your post very much. I, too, as you said -- "... am happy to have found Activerain when I did and can only hope that over the years I have been able to give back at least a little of what I have gained."       All the best - Lynn

 

Jan 08, 2018 09:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Silvia, indeed the word is easy for you and me, just as the concept is easy too:) Hard to believe how long you and I have been friends on this platform, Endre

Jan 08, 2018 09:31 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I joined Active Rain many years ago I never read community guidelines. However, there was a spirit of community that I became involved with and common sense ruled the day.

Jan 09, 2018 06:25 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Give and take - that's what makes AR so special - and the amazing friendships are icing on the big, beautiful cake.  

Jan 09, 2018 07:59 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

What I find great about this platform is it is always available whenever we have inspiration. I see bloggers come, go and come back again. Friends are always a few button strikes away.

Jan 09, 2018 08:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Silvia- what a good post on Weltanschauung. I do think that the founders had it right when they set this up as a living and breathing community. At the heart of it are the members. 

Jan 09, 2018 08:34 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Silvia, great post. I've been with Active Rain since 2008 and feel lucky to have found this platform and the great community here.

Jan 09, 2018 11:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I too was flustered at first with the term and then I took the time to read the explanation. I was glad I did Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES 

Jan 09, 2018 08:50 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - The view of Active Rain is much different than other platform.  It is amazing how much I have learned here.

Jan 10, 2018 05:06 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sylvia, you are so right, LOTS of valuable information is shared here in the Rain.   

Jan 10, 2018 11:09 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Lynn B. Friedman thank you Lynn, the amount of information and knowledge on this site is just incredible. 

Endre Barath, Jr. it is true! We may be "old timers" but still there is something new to discover here every day!

 

Jan 10, 2018 05:32 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Joe Pryor I don't remember when I first read these guidelines or the Weltanschauung. I think there was always an unspoken code of conduct that members kept. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Amen to that!

 

Jan 10, 2018 05:34 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty yes, I've been absent for times myself - life happens - but always enjoyed being back! 

Kathy Streib yes, and this is what makes it a community!

Rebecca Gaujot Time flies! I've enjoyed many of your posts over the years! 

 

Jan 10, 2018 05:36 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I guess, the word could be somewhat intimidating. Glad you took the time to read it!
Grant Schneider I think we all would agree with that! 

Joan Cox so true, and you've been a long time member as well. 

Jan 10, 2018 05:38 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - You have always carried yourself well as a great representative for the Real Estate Industry. Your explanations are well written. I hope this one gets featured. Although, difficult to pronounce for many of us who don't speak the German language, there's nothing complicated about your explanations. You simplified it very well!

Jan 10, 2018 07:11 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Patricia Feager thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate it. 

Jan 11, 2018 03:20 PM
David Wright
Benchmark Realty, LLC - Brentwood, TN
Real Estate Refined

  I have never heard of Weltanschauung until a week or so ago when the challenge was placed before us. Your explanation makes it so much clearer its deeper meaning and significance to the ActiveRain community. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and perspective.

Jan 12, 2018 09:26 PM

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