This I Believe

Russell - Carrboro, North Carolina
Entered on June 15, 2007

I Believe in Not Believing Too Much

The point of Absolam Absolam by William Faulkner is that the greatest tragedy is to live according to the the wrong ideals.

We are lucky if we live long enough to change our beliefs.

Of course it is a bit humbling, but there is something good about it as if being a child isn’t all that bad.

I remember the innocence and wonder of childhood, and knowing that I didn’t really know anything.

I remember being willing to learn.

In A Fable Faulkner writes, “He was too young to be trusted with the knowledge that the truth is not necessarily the facts.”

– Just because you believe something, does not make it true.

-Belief may well be true if it is based on the facts, but some facts are in dispute.

-All of the evidence may not be in…

Really you will not know if there is an afterlife till you are dead.

Larry McMurty’s work stands as a body to say that all I know is that helping my friends get through life, is a good thing to do.

The thing that I believed in as a justification for my political invention, my vision, turned out to be wrong after I studied it.

I still want to see my political invention realized.

So the truth is that I believe in my invention more than the facts a little.

I believe in being honest then at the end of all and the beginning of all.

Honestly, since I have been wrong, I might be wrong again, but still I want to do what I want to do, and I believe in my right to discover if it helps my friends.