What I Believe

I believe in idealism.

I believe in a world where all people are loved and respected and treasured.

I believe in equality.

I believe in joy.

I believe in wisdom.

I believe the strongest blade is forged in fire.

Believe

I believe in grief.

I believe in friendship.

I believe in recovery.

I believe in making the hard choices when they need to be made.

I believe in respecting the choices of others even when we don’t agree with them.

I believe in respect.

I believe in love.

I believe in the power of positive action.

I believe inΒ art and music and stories.

I believe in truth.

I believe in magic.

I believe in fairies and dragons and elves.

I believe in personal responsibility and self-discipline.

I believe in offering help to those who need it.

I believe in asking for help.

I believe in honour.

I believe in justice over law, and reparation over punishment.

I believe in honesty and integrity.

I believe in forgiveness.

I believe in following your dreams, wherever they may lead.

I believe in passion.

I believe in happiness.

I believe in the inherent innocence of children and the inherent goodness of adults.

I believe in trust.

I believe in community.

I believe in you.

What do you believe?

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17 Comments

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17 responses to “What I Believe

  1. I believe there are no absolutes (including the consequence that sometimes there are).

    I believe that perfection is not possible (but still worth seeking).

    I believe everyone deserves to win (including my opponents).

    I believe in Science; I believe in Gods.

  2. What do I believe? My beliefs are still like anti-freeze. They are not quite rigid, so what I believe wholeheartedly today, I may find out tomorrow has some flaws. Nonetheless, I don’t part with it entirely, I just morph it a little bit. My beliefs are never quite frozen. This belief makes life a little sloshy.
    Here are some absolutes.

    I believe that taking hard drugs like heroine will hurt your body, so I never did it. Same with smoking, large amounts of alcohol, food, sunshine or tanning beds, jumping out of planes, and playing with poisonous snakes. My husband said I was well-maintained when he met me. Not beautiful, just well maintained!

    I believe in being friendly to people, and giving them more than one chance to be friendly back, but I don’t believe in torturing myself with someone who is constantly negative and doesn’t enjoy me. I don’t believe that fighting them is useful, but avoidance works well.

    I believe in doing more than one thing at once, and trying lots of things, and like people who don’t like me very well, avoid the things I can’t do well, or don’t enjoy doing – like getting overly sweaty. Though I believe that getting sweaty once in a while is a good thing if you enjoy what you are doing, or accomplishing something worthwhile, and you have something to protect your eyes from the sweat.

    This could take all day, so I don’t believe I’ll continue – lucky you!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for a great, thought-provoking post! πŸ™‚

  3. I believe we share many similar beliefs.
    I believe I am older and crankier.
    I believe in too many opinions.
    I believe too many opinions clouds logic.
    I believe social media can do more harm than good.
    I believe PMS is affecting my beliefs.

  4. I believe that family can help you up or slam you down.
    I believe when you hurt my child it makes me angry.
    I believe when I’m angry enough I want to move away.
    I believe that always taking the higher road and being the better person is exhausting.
    I believe today I am angry.
    Check back tomorrow.

  5. Pingback: Do You Believe in Dragons? | The Happy Logophile

  6. I’m more like Fox Mulder. I want to believe… πŸ™‚

    (P.S. The truth is out there.)

  7. I believe that you and I were destined to be friends.

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