Sunday, December 3, 2006

What I believe

NPR has a show on Mondays
called, “This I believe.” It is based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow. In creating This I Believe, Murrow said the program sought "to point to the common meeting grounds of beliefs, which is the essence of brotherhood and the floor of our civilization." The makers of today’s version of the show say their goal is not to persuade Americans to agree on the same beliefs. Rather, they hope to encourage people to begin the much more difficult task of developing respect for beliefs different from their own. The show features a new guest speaker every week. Sometimes the speaker is a movie star or other famous celebrity but mostly the guests are average citizens of the planet.

I have often thought about what I would write given the opportunity. I think I could condense what I believe into 3 items. My own version of, “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”
  • The importance of science. It is our best hope at finding the answers to our biggest problems.
  • The importance of people. Our family and friends. They are our greatest asset. Take care not to take them for granted.
  • The importance of work. Life is most fulfilling when we do good work and take pride in our accomplishments.

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