These two little words can bring forth man shining brightly towards a glorious future or dump man into a cesspit of his own waste.
I Believe. I believe I can pass my test. I believe I am a person of value. I believe I can make a difference. I Believe. The two most creative words in existence. These two words have moved mountains; held back oceans, floated cities and put man on the moon.
I Believe. I believe I won’t win. I believe I am not good enough. I believe nothing I do will change it. I Believe. The two most destructive words in existence. These two words have felled cities, destroyed nations and left man alone and afraid scared of his neighbors.
I Believe. With these two words the very universe itself can be opened before us or the truth in front of us can be hidden from view. These two little words can bring forth man shining brightly towards a glorious future or dump man into a cesspit of his own waste waiting only for the final bell to toll signaling our doom.
Scientists scoff at these words. They want facts, not beliefs but they do not realize the irony in their words. With a dream and a vision held tighter than a miser’s gold they seek to prove their beliefs true because no man wants to prove his beliefs are nonsense. All unknowingly the beliefs they profess not to have unravel the very secrets of the universe.
Mystics abuse these words. The want followers of their own beliefs and they realize the irony in their words. With circular logic they obscure their follower’s beliefs hiding from them that their beliefs are as powerful and as magic as the mystics. All knowingly the mystic’s beliefs hide the truth and wisdom held within each and every one of us.
The passionate live by these words. They want to live by their own beliefs and they realize the power in these words. With a dedication that endures they endlessly seek to achieve a greatness that cannot be rivaled. Shining with a light that cannot be dimmed the passionate seek to make the world a place worth living in, a place filled with wonder unmatched.
The politicians kill with these words. They want you to believe in them so you hand over your power with those words. With endless self-aggrandizement they seek to gain dominance over society so their greatness is unrivaled. With a howling wind these pied pipers seek to make the world a place for their monuments, a place no longer worth living.
But I believe. I believe I am great, I believe I can and I will change the world, I believe there are things worth discovering, I believe there is a universe out there to challenge, I believe I can make this world a better place one tiny piece at a time, I believe the world is a place worth living and I believe that if enough of us believe there are no words for the wonders in store for us.
Originally posted on The Naive Idealist
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