In Dasein itself and therewith in its own understanding of being, as we shall show, the way the world is understood, is ontologically reflected back upon the interpretation of Dasein (Heidegger, 16).This phrase, "the way the world is understood," is quite important, I think. The world can be understood in many different ways by Dasein. The world is understood in a specific way by each Dasein. The world is not understood the same way by Daseins, but in many different ways.
The word, "way," literally means "road, path, or course of travel." Life is a road, a path, a course of travel. From the cradle to the grave, we are on a path, partly set in motion by the environment we are born into, partly by our personal choices, characteristics, and talents. Our uniqueness causes us to interpret differently the world in which we are traveling. Understanding the world changes as we travel this road, experiencing life as we go.
We come into this life, devoid of any understanding as to why we're here. We are on a path through a dark forest. Every now and then, the path passes through a clearing, where beams of sunlight shine through and fall at our feet.
Experience. Understanding. Abiding. Being-Here. World.
If we are to gain an understanding of the meaning of being, we must come to grips with the manner in which we are intertwined with the world. Forget the subject/object separation; it is an illusion. I hate to quote pop songs, but We are the world.
It won't do you much good if I try and explain to you how I see the world because it's not the way you see it. My experiences of the world are not yours. None of us are better or worse off than each other when it comes to our potential to understand the meaning of being. We're all in the same boat. We each interpret being differently because we each have a different interpretation of the world. Being requires a world in which to be.
Heidegger, Martin. Being And Time. Trans. Joan Stambaugh. Albany: State University Of
New York Press, 2010.