Day 18: Your Beliefs.
I’ve been sitting on this one for a long time. My last post on this series was several months ago now, so it’s been a while. I wasn’t sure I knew how to answer this question before. I think most people would start talking about their religion, but I covered that already in a previous post.
I am read Iris Murdoch’s “A Severed Head” for my Modern Irish/English Literature course, and the character Honor Kleine’s simple statement “I believe in people” was enough to convince me that I already knew the answer to this question.
I believe in people.
I don’t feel connected to a religion. I don’t believe in heaven and hell or a one, true god. I accept that people believe what they want to believe on the matter and hope they can do the same for me.
The world is full of destruction and madness. You can turn on any form of technology or open a newspaper (yes, those things still exist…paper) and chaos unfolds before your very eyes. But the world is also full of contribution and happiness. Everyone has some light and dark inside of them. We live in an imperfect society with good and bad, but it’s not split up into something so black and white as that.
This will come as no surprise to admit that I have been wronged several times in my life, but I will also own up to the fact that I have wronged others. Such moments of trouble are necessary. We learn and grow from these experiences. We must lose and get knocked down before we can rise and overcome. I happen to enjoy challenges and feel better when I succeed instead of sitting around and waiting for life to go exactly how I want it to. I feel the same way about people. I believe in them, and they can be good and worth the battle.
People are what I believe in. Some of them will let you down, and others will surprise you. My goal in life is to be as honest and true of a person as possible.
Side Note: I hope to get back to regular blogging soon. This semester has kept me rather busy. I miss writing on here and my blogging friends. Hope to connect more with you all again soon.