This I Believe

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Life is all about change. It's pretty obvious to most of us that the corollary states that if you stop changing, you are dead. Having said that it makes the job of describing my beliefs difficult. After all, in a year I may see things very differently. When I look back at the things I have believed it is clear that many have withered away, seemingly to make room for the growth of new ideas. Perhaps this should discourage me from trying to form a personal philosophy but I can't be convinced that the alternative is very attractive. How could I face each day without knowing what I value and what I repudiate, both within myself and in the world at large. Can you see, as I do, that one of the most permanent beliefs we should all share is the need to believe in something? I'm not necessarily talking about some form of divine being or any class of afterlife. What I'm trying to describe is how essential it is to believe in one's self. A wise per... ... middle of paper ... ... topic? No. It is important to develop a strong set of personal values without stopping too long to consider how the resultant behaviour will effect your image. But values change. Don't be afraid of that change. It is a sure sign that you are still living your life rather than acting out the life that others expect of you. I doubt I am the first to yell, "be the best you can be" so I will modify it slightly. My motto then becomes, "Be the best YOU, you can be."

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