A popular repost from the internet...but I have lived and learned all of these.
It is in a way, my own Manifesto.
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I believe --
.... that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I believe --
....that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I believe --
....that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I believe --
....that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
The same goes for true love.

I believe --
....that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe --
....that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe --
....that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I believe -
....that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I believe --
....that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe --
....that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe --
....that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I believe --
....that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe --
....that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I believe --
....that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe --
....that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe -
....that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe --
....that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe --
....that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe --
...that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe --
....that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I believe -
....two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I believe --
....that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe --
....that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you --
you will find the strength to help.

I believe --
....that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe --
.... that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

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Comment by Scott Popejoy on July 26, 2010 at 5:06pm
I'd certainly be losing that one! I've met beautiful souls among the rich and poor...and twisted souls among the rich and poor. The money just doesn't seem to matter. The one that got me most was "sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up." I found that out during the darkest time of my life...and have sinced broadened my acceptance of all kinds of people, even those I think might not care for me one bit!
Comment by T Andrew Klatt on July 26, 2010 at 1:29pm
I particularly liked, "money is a lousy way of keeping score." That is quote worthy at the very least.

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