This I Believe

After coming out, I had a long term identity crisis.  I’m just now realizing this and I want to figure out what my core beliefs and values are.  I plan to use this page to keep track of those ideas I have.  I may just write one or two sentences here and there, and I may write entire paragraphs.  We’ll just see what happens!

  • I believe that all people are created equal.
  • No one is superior or inferior to anyone else.
  • We all have within us the seed of greatness and any one of us can achieve the seemingly impossible.
  • Humanity and the individual is more important than anything else.
  • People are good in nature, and when someone commits a crime or does something we view as wrong or unfair, it is simply because they are trying to attain something that is good, but are going about it in the wrong way.
  • Life is about learning to love self and others unconditionally.
  • Honesty is always the best policy.
  • Individuals are always free to choose, but must take accountability for their actions.
  • Do one thing every day that is out of the ordinary.
  • Life is beautiful.  Live in the moment and fully engage yourself in whatever you are doing.

Quotes That Back Up My Ideas

  • “That all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” – The Declaration of Independence
  • “The inherent worth and dignity of every person” – Universal Unitarian Church
  • “Freedom.  Choice.  Accountability.” – Scott Carles, 4th Grade Teacher
  • “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo
  • “…and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those that could not hear the music.” – Nietzsche
  • “Civilization is the process in which one gradually increases the number of people included in the term ‘we’ or ‘us’ and at the same time decreases those labeled ‘you’ or ‘them’ until that category has no one left in it.” – Howard Winters
  • “If I esteem mankind to be in error, shall I bear them down? No. I will lift them up, and in their own way too, if I cannot persuade them my way is better; and I will not seek to compel any man to believe as I do, only by the force of reasoning, for truth will cut its own way.” – Joseph Smith
  • “Within every child is the seed of greatness…” – Anasazi Foundation

One Response

  1. this i believe, too… 🙂

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