This I Believe
Robert A. Heinlein
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Jun 8, 2006
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What do I believe? Accumulation of wealth is accumulation of sin.
This author hasn't lived in my neighbhorhood; it's hard to trust!
The problem of our times is values.
A felon is disallowed to vote for the rest of your life; assumes that once you make a mistake, you're not a good person.
What I am is more important than what I believe in.
I stayed with my friend for two days; another friend stayed in the same place and
. It's all about perspective.
You have earn your beliefs; you can't just believe.
By being who you are, you allow others a chance to be who they are.
If everyone gave, there wouldn't be homeless.
I wonder if this is true elsewhere? "southern hospitality"?
Was try to help three women who didn't speak much English. Cops pulls us over and asks, "Why I want to do good?"
Maybe it's my youth, but I believe in the optimism of the passage.
Person behind me paid for me at the grocery store when I forgot my wallet. Time and time again, good has always prevailed in my life.
Whatever I end up believeing will become true; but you have to truly believe it, can't fake it.
Can't project your belief to your kids; they have to find it themselves.
Lost our license during a family trip to Hawaii; the receptionist called her boyfriend at midnight to help. Bonanza of goodness.
My world is a projection of my own self; I gotta take full responsibility.
'Inconvenient Truth' movie made me get a hybrid.
Life has made me a believer. Got a flat tire on 280 freeway and dear old man helped me out.
We are products of multiple circumstances and multiple realities; Heinlen starts with his neighbors, goes to towns people and goes to the whole race. We have to start with our corner of the world.
There has to be critical mass of people who believe in a particular for mass adoption of that practice.
People really need to know that others care about what they care about.
Of all the beliefs, you must believe in yourself first.
Best thing you can do for someone is to make them self-sustaining.
Goodness is an experience, not words.
Accumulation: there's needs and then wants; when you stick with your needs, you wants get taken care of.
I tend to be tragically optimistic; and I have been hurt by it.
Can't have good without bad.
X-men III: power of belief can carry you against all odds.
Played a game called "Would you rather?" Trust everyone or no one? Made us realize that without trust, our world would be horrible place to live.
I feel like I live like this guy's world; but you need critical mass.
I believe in openness; open heart opens doors.
50 facts to change world
-- give your phone number to five neighbors you don't know. Why not go a little farther and make 'em a meal?
At the end of the day, just do 10
acts for every goodness you receive and humanity will be fine.
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