Just step forward

David - Chandler
Entered on April 26, 2007

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”

Socrates

I could list the things I believe in, read them to myself, and never truly agree with any of my choices. Yet as I look at the list I see more than just words, moments flash before my thoughts and become real once more. My parents are constantly with me, memories of good deeds gone unappreciated. Their individual morals have become my united values.

I believe in following my own convictions as they guide me through this worn out treaded path known as life. The road signs are forever the same, and have led many before me to the end of their destinations. Each footstep imprinted and overlapped by another, revealing the unity that we all share as lost souls trying to reach an answer. Even if I walk alone those I care about remain and hold my hand as I choose to keep going right, or turn left. I’m not worried, each path leads to the same location, and all I can do is enjoy the scenery.

I believe that only I can change the route I take. I have learned from my experiences and my own faults. My ambitions, dreams, thoughts mean nothing unless I establish an action. Fool is than man that is all action but no theory, yet is it much better to be all theory and no action? In order to reach my full potential I must reach a balance of though and reality.

I believe in my ability to do what is just and correct. This I believe not because someone told me I had to or this will happen if you don’t; rather I believe in this because it keeps me sane. I would rather have guilt free conscious, than to be forever chased by my past mistakes. Utilizing my logic over my own immature emotions I create the situation I want to remember. A situation that is dignified of my list of beliefs; just as long as I step forward I will eventually reach my answers.