You Decide What You Believe

There’s a scene in the film Secondhand Lions where Hub tells Walter “If you want to believe in something then believe in it. Just because something isn’t true that’s no reason you can’t believe in it.”

It’s up to you to decide what you believe in. There are plenty of people who delight in telling you what you should believe. Many will get quite angry if you express doubts about their pet theory. Many will insult you and try to put you down if you don’t blindly accept their beliefs.

Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
~ Steve Jobs

There are things I believe in that may or may not be true. But these things are worth believing because they give me direction in my life. They guide me in my actions throughout the day.

One of the things I believe is that people are basically good. That most people are kind-hearted and honest. This belief helps me treat others kindly and honestly and with respect.

The things we choose to believe in shape our lives. It’s worth thinking about our beliefs and why we believe what we do.

Richard Hoare.