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#Trust30 – prompt #3 – One Strong Belief

June 2, 2011

One Strong Belief by Buster Benson

 It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What’s one strong belief you possess that isn’t shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it?

(Author: Buster Benson)

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This is an easy one for me: TRUE LOVE CONQUERS ALL (EVEN DEATH).

I live it, I breathe it, and I write about it. I carry this with me through every dark day, every failure and every painful memory. And it evens me, eases me, smoothes me out. I can find joy just by remembering this thought, this feeling.

Note that I specify TRUE love, because this is an important distinction. Not all love is true. You know it when you’ve felt it. It, in my opinion, needs to be reciprocated to be real. And we are not all lucky enough to find it. That’s not to say you shouldn’t love lots of people in a bunch of different ways, but it is my ultimate belief that true love can overcome any obstacle.

 

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