This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
As a writer, Silas House doesn't like to use the word "love" too much. But, when it comes to his dogs, House knows that they embody love in every sense of the word—the giving and receiving of affection, practicing kindness and patience, and enjoying every single moment.
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Food as Metaphor
Yes, food is necessary for sustaining life. But more than just nutrition, some say food is love. Others still find that food can be a metaphor for how we should live our lives. Click the links below to learn how food has been a source of belief for these essayists.
All four campuses of Ivy Tech Community College—Kokomo in Indiana are reading This I Believe II as their common book this year. Ethan Heicher, assistant vice chancellor of Academic Affairs for the region, says “It’s really taken off.” Besides being required reading for all students, the book has also been embraced by faculty as “a really good way to let people get to know each other on a deeper level.” This I Believe Executive Director Dan Gediman visited two campuses this fall.
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