So a little over a week ago, I picked up my wife’s phone and I noticed a text message from her brother. The text was him asking her (about me), “So what do he believe in now?”
I actually had mixed feeling about this at first; I felt like laughing cause it seemed like a silly question. Then I felt a little disturbed and upset by the question, because of the lack of understanding in the question, that I don’t live every day of my life engulfed into the idea of belief. In addition a little offended in the sense that one who ask this question has a complete misunderstanding of reality. That for me it’s not just about WHAT you believe; but WHY should I believe it. Living your life day-to-day on belief, but never knowing why is a question, begging to be answered. It is also the notion that in believing, one should have a real reason to believe and not be afraid to question or seek out an answer to why you believe. And that one should not just blindly pick up another belief, just because they lost another (delusional) belief. I’m not sure if this post is making sense, but I hope it does for someone.
My wife sometimes says in some of our more heated conversations that I believe in NOTHING. And that is not entirely accurate. I believe that a man can be a decent & kind person. I believe that if I put my mind to it, I can accomplish or achieve anything. I believe that if I love my wife, she will love me back. I believe that if I am a good father to my children, they will return that favor in my old age. These are just some of the things I believe. But I guess that was not the answer that my brother-in-law or my wife or you were expecting.
Here is the thing; I don’t live everyday of my life based off of Blind Belief or Faith in Belief or Community Belief. Living based off of belief to me seems like living in world where I can believe in anything I want; -and that is not reality.
However, if that is still not a good enough of an answer, then let me give you my mission statement of belief:…
I believe, that you can believe in anything you want to believe, but that does not make it TRUE. And that whatever you choose to believe in, you should have a reason to what you believe.