As children, we’re taught to be wary of strangers. But random encounters with people we don’t know can lead to surprising insights about others and opportunities to learn more about ourselves. Click the links below to read this selection of essays about strangers from our new book and audiobook, This I Believe: Life Lessons.
The work of This I Believe is made possible by individuals like you. Please consider making your tax-deductible contribution today.
This week’s essayEmily Schmitt Lavin has made a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches in her life, and she admits that a majority of them had one burned side. When she realized it was because she didn't always give the task her full attention, a deeper philosophy for living was born. You can read her full essay here.
Top 100 Essays USB DriveThis 8 GB USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from Edward R. Murrow's radio series of the 1950s. It can be loaded into your computer, your mobile device, or plugged straight into your car in order to listen to a wide variety of inspiring essays, as read by their author. Perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.