This I Believe

James - Mesquite, Texas
Entered on December 10, 2006
Age Group: Under 18

A Specific Generic Belief

I believe in having a belief. Having a belief. Having something to believe in. Because without something to believe in I don’t have a drive that keeps me in gear to travel down the road to the future and beyond. Bullcrap. Although I enjoy sentimental moments that was probably the worst one ever written. I have many specific beliefs, but the most specific and important one is generic. If that makes sense. What makes sense is that it’s not about believing in one specific thing, but believing in that specific belief, and not swaying from it.

If you can understand the word play, what I really believe is that having a strong belief in something demonstrates I’m a confident self-sufficient, and self-composing person. For example, I strongly believe that people have to have the ability to make mistakes, because if I take responsibility for my mistakes it shaped me into who I am today, and what I have become is based on my mistakes, and my mistakes are what has determined what I believe, and what I believe is not about the specific beliefs, but the generic idea I have a belief that makes me who I am today.

I believe in that ability to believe. The ability to dream and strive for what I truly want in life. Yet again another sentimental moment, although if I say so myself a much better one. But the ability to dream coincides with the ability to believe in something, and if I am going to accomplish my goals in life then I have to have the skill of believing.

Having specific beliefs shapes who I am and who people see me to be, but again it’s not the importance of that specific belief, but that generic idea that I believe. I believe. I believe.