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#248892 - 09/09/08 05:12 PM I believe ....
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
On July 2nd I got a request on YouTube to participate in a collab video on the subject of “What do you believe?” The teenager who started the thing asked others to list three things they believe in –anything at all – and then end by saying: “I believe in you, I believe in me.” Here’s his original video starting the whole thing off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVeIyidJ_QA&feature=related

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to participate since I’m not know how to do such things yet. But i would have loved to! Responses poured in from people of all ages, both genders, gay and straight, and many ethnic origins, and with almost no exception his request was taken seriously. Nine days later he began putting the collaborative video together, and this is what he came up with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4zm3rAmNcI

This whole thing is so incredibly powerful! And it immediately made me wonder what we would come up with if we asked the same question here on MaleSurvivor - not with videos, but just with our written responses.

And I liked the idea of closing with “I believe in you, and I believe in me.” Isn’t it true? If we don’t believe in ourselves and each other, at least to some extent, why is it that we come here?

We have all lost so much, and perhaps the most terrible loss is the loss of our ability to believe – in ourselves, in others, in our hope for a better world, in our prospects for recovery. But in the midst of all this, are there things we do in fact still believe in and cling to as the rocks we feel we can build on?

I’d like to try this, and I'm putting it here in this forum so everyone who wants to can participate. If you feel you can, list three things (not more) that you believe in. Thing of what’s important to you and just say it, whatever it is. And again, if you can, end by saying “I believe in you, I believe in me.”

What are mine?

I believe that everyone is lovable.
I believe that everyone deserves respect.
I believe in freedom and justice.

I believe in you, I believe in me.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#248895 - 09/09/08 05:18 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: roadrunner]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Excellent topic, Larry.


I believe in the importance of every person in the world, regardless of how famous or unknown.
I believe all persons contain some good, however hidden it may seem.
I believe God has always loved men, regardless of how little I have loved myself.

I believe in you, I believe in me.

_________________________
Eddie

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#248896 - 09/09/08 05:31 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: EGL]
Stephen_5 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/00
Posts: 667
Loc: Northern California Foothills
This is an incredible coincidence....

This weekend in Alta at the WOR II I used that phrase "I believe in ME" on a project of mine.

I believe that everyone has value.
I believe that there has to be some good in every person.
I believe that knowledge overcomes ignorance.

I believe in you and I believe in me.

Steve

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I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

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#248899 - 09/09/08 06:21 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: Stephen_5]
KENKEN Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
Posts: 762
Loc: NOTHERN COLORADO
I believe that there is a wonderful and peaceful life awaiting me some day soon.
I believe my determination will get me there.

I believe in you and I believe in me.

Ken

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I AM A GOOD PERSON, I AM A GOOD MAN

From the Movie: Antwone Fisher

***WOR ALUMNI SEQUOIA MARCH 2008***

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#248900 - 09/09/08 06:26 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: KENKEN]
LN3(SS) Offline
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Registered: 06/20/08
Posts: 486
Loc: MD
I believe in the power of love
I believe that two are better than one
I believe that wonderful things await me

I believe in you and I believe in me

Brian

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"When we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead, or alive, we will all come home together." LTG Hal Moore, Jr., USA (Ret.)

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#248901 - 09/09/08 06:33 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: LN3(SS)]
M3 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 1392
Loc: Central Ohio
I believe compassion can save the world.
I believe that together, we can all learn to thrive.
I believe in my friends and family is who you choose.

I believe in you, and I believe in me.

Michael


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#249089 - 09/10/08 10:59 PM Re: I believe .... *DELETED* [Re: M3]
king tut Offline
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Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2465
Loc: UK
Post deleted by king tut

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"...until lambs become lions"

I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.


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#249093 - 09/10/08 11:27 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: king tut]
ineffable Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 1371
Loc: state of holeecrapdood
I believe in miracles
I believe in admitting when I'm wrong/being accountable for my mistakes
I believe love heals

I believe in you, I'm working on believing in me

C

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:: "Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there" ::


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#249139 - 09/11/08 12:40 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: ineffable]
mogigo Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 1331
Loc: Colorado
I believe

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Thriving

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#249142 - 09/11/08 01:09 PM Re: I believe .... [Re: mogigo]
MarkK Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
I may believe - but Young Mark does not. At least - not in good things.

M


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