I’m Stumped by #3

Prompt #3

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What’s one strong belief you possess that isn’t shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it? (posted by Buster Benson)

 

 

This one stumped me. I cannot think of any belief that I hold very dear that isn’t shared by at least a couple of people close to me.

Is that good or bad?

Either way, it has me thinking. Mulling over what I believe and why. Are my beliefs simply inherited? Or do I know why I believe things I believe?

This sounds like a comp-out but it’s really not, I’ve been thinking about it all day and drawn a blank.

Still, enjoying this set of exercises. It’s not too late for you to jump in!

http://ralphwaldoemerson.me/prompts

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