I believe at the end of the day you need family, fresh vegetables, a long walk and something you’re working towards to be satisfied.
I believe we are in control of far, far more than we typically act on, and far, far less than we typically worry about.
I believe that rats in a cage who are consistently overcrowded go nuts. And I believe people aren’t really that different from rats.
I think the American poor are going to get poorer and the American rich are going to get richer, and I believe poverty with a garden will always be easier than poverty without a garden.
I believe somewhere between 1 to 4% of all people are sociopaths, and the most successful of these find their way into politics and high-level finance because that’s where the power and the money is.
I believe the news is designed primarily to make you so afraid you can’t look away. People who can’t look away are good for ad revenue. People who are afraid shrink back. People who shrink back will never have the energy to stop and ask why they can’t look away.
I believe that all problems are easier to sort after a good nights sleep.
I believe that all the best, most interesting people are basically weirdos.
I believe that asparagus, snap peas and strawberries are best eaten in the garden, just seconds after being picked.
I believe almost all people are inherently good, but can be made to act very badly if the system is set up to reward very bad behavior.
I believe that, with enough confidence and a clipboard, you can walk into nearly any building in the world.
I believe in the restorative power of bourbon, tea, sleep, a long walk, a great book, a great friend, and great music. Just not all at once.
I believe the role and value of a college education will be dramatically different for my children’s generation than it was for my generation.
I believe you can learn far more in a garden than just gardening.
I believe that no one will ever care about you more than you care about you. Except your mom. She’d tear a fucking wildebeest limb from limb for you.
I believe that a well done Porterhouse steak is a culinary crime. Don’t do that.
I believe love is an active verb, and in practice is a synonym to time.
I believe children should be taught to be polite even when they are frustrated, tired, or mad. A polite child asking for something is far less irritating than a whiney one demanding it.
I believe there are a lot of realities out there for people, and it’s never prudent to assume your reality is more real than other people’s reality.
I believe that what we each do now to build our own life for ourselves, in our own way and according to our own values, is very important. The sum total of all our lives is society, and the sum total of all our values are the values of that society.
What do you believe?