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Please tell me about one thing you believe to be true.

Asked by amhp (7points) October 11th, 2007

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Ma-goo's avatar

There is a great deal of evil in this world. It shows up as drug addiction, mental illness, alcoholism, eating disorders, just to name a few that have affected my life. Evil is a powerful force. There is only one thing more powerful, and that is Love. Love from a higher power, love of humanity, the love of another human being, love of yourself—again, many forms. I have found that love is the only force that can overpower evil.

ben's avatar

Logic—it is the axiom by which I live.

flameboi's avatar

I believe that, when you are able to distinguish the difference between needs and desires you can actually fulfill your life and it becomes a living dream instead of a horrible nightmare. Your need of movilization (that actually is created cuz u can always take a cab or bus) eventually takes you to buy a car, but your desire to buy a car eventually leads you to, at some point, drive some hot european model, just to set an example, is not the same to check the time in a casio than in a patek… I live my life in a way that is extremely difficult and hard and complicated, but my desires are stronger than anything else… Luiz

mirza's avatar

i believe that the non-existence of god is totally true

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

I believe that people really are good. Some might go astray on their own, some may be led astray. But people basically are good and mean well.

susanc's avatar

Time moves forward (I admit this) and also sideways, backwards, up, down, diagonally, and in loops.

gailcalled's avatar

The only thing I am sure of is that I would have been willing to give up my life for my two kids and would still do it for my remaining child.

christybird's avatar

I don’t really believe in god, but I do believe there is something in each of us that is, in whatever way, holy.

Twocatkitten's avatar

It only pays to work for yourself!

Jill_E's avatar

Wisdom I will pass on to our child….

Life is good. Sometimes when we have falls, it is up to us to brush the dirt off our knees and move forward.

Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

Laugh often, live well, and love much.

Forgiveness is one of keys to happiness. Some people don’t know what they are doing.

If you point others for blame, look at the finger, it goes right back to you. Perhaps it is you what you need to work on or fine tune your perspective.

Happiness is one of keys if the person takes care of himself/herself before others.

Do not depend on other people 100 percent for happiness. You will be disappointed.

Do not have high expectations, you will be disappointed.

If you have a painful moment, it is called living life. It is a part of the whole package of life. This too shall pass.

After pain, it helps bring wisdom.

Parenting is the best and rewarding job. Someone told me that once you meet your little one, it is an undescriable feeling. It is so true! The love we have for our little one.

Enjoy life, live to the fullest. You live once.

hossman's avatar

I believe the existence of God is self-evident, and to attempt to explain this amazing Universe without God requires more faith than believing in God. I join ben in believing that logic and reason are the purest goals of Man (if I am paraphrasing him accurately). I believe hard work and high ethics are their own reward and something we do for ourselves, not for others. I believe the strong have an obligation to help the weak and the wise have an obligation to protect the foolish from themselves and the evil. I believe love is yours, and no one can take it away from you, but you can choose to let it cease to exist. I believe in leaving this world a better place than it would have been without you, and part of that includes opposing wrong and guiding the deceived back to truth. I believe there is Truth, and Right, and those who attempt to deny it are seeking to evade its consequences. I believe wisdom begins in knowing your own ignorance. I believe there are right answers and wrong answers. I believe I can be strong, but without Divine aid, I am insufficient. I believe in a God big enough to make a difference and small enough to notice me. I believe God is God, and his Creation is not smart enough to understand everything that that entails. I believe God is God, and we don’t get to define God. I believe I don’t know everything, but sometimes I have pretty good hunches on a lot of things. I believe it is not my place to judge, but it is my place to exercise good judgment. I believe intentions are only a good start. I believe in playing by the rules set by others. I believe everyone believes in something, but some choose the object of their faith poorly. I believe money can’t buy you love, but sometimes can buy a pretty good imitation or substitute. I believe Jesus was right on target when he said all law derives from treating others as you wish to be treated. I believe everyone is entitled to courtesy until they refuse to be courteous, but respect must be earned. I believe the first right of every human is to be left alone. I believe good conduct cannot be compelled, but bad conduct must be punished. I believe we must learn from history. I believe Man is not just a sum of animal drives. I believe education as we usually practice it is a process of learning more about less until we are experts in nothing. I believe 10% of Man is carrying the rest, and those who complain loudest are usually those who are least deserving, as the hardest working are too busy to be mouthy. I believe there is a purpose for everything, but I can’t possibly expect it to make sense to me. I believe you can learn a lot more by what isn’t being said than by what is being said. I believe in trust, subject to repeated verification. I believe there is something after all of this. I believe the person who dies with the most must have been pretty selfish. I believe the love of learning, and the understanding of how to learn, but not knowledge itself, are the most important gifts we can give each other.

leokennis's avatar

The one thing I really really know is true, is that all virtue rests in youth. I believe 100% in the innocence, good meanings and honesty of youth.

Somehow, everyone seems to get corrupted to some degree when they age. Maybe it has to do with all the worries people have to deal with when they get older.

ironhiway's avatar

The one thing I believe to be true, is that no matter how much someone believes in something if it’s not true, it’s not true.

Lightbringer's avatar

“Please tell me one thing you believe to be true”, is not a question!!

gailcalled's avatar

@Light; it is an implied one, clearly. And certainly more interesting than “which came first, the chicken…) or “who was our first president” or “why is the sky blue.”

steelmarket's avatar

cogito, ergo sum.

XrayGirl's avatar

Jesus Christ is God

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