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I was raised to believein Jesus. With all of the control and manipulation going on in church, I'm not so sure now. I do believe in God.

I was raised to believein the goodness and equality of people thanks to Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though described as non-denominational, I am inclined to call it all-denominational. The exploration of religious and spiritual traditions started in Character school, followed by Tower Club and Fountain Club further...

I was raised to believethat learning never ends through places like Chautauqua where people have different opinions and experiences. I was raised to believe ALL PEOPLE have an equal amount of worth as I do. I had a mixture of races of dolls, for example. This...

I was raised to believein the value of large, extended families and having the utmost respect for older people is taught and stressed from a very young age. Being from Pakistan, taking care of one's parents and grandparents is not only expected, but it's the norm...

I was raised to believebelieve we were capable of being someone. Trust the church and family. It didn't work out that way. Always second guessing what everyone wanted and what I needed to do to make everyone happy.

I was raised to believe that there's good in everyone. It's easier to be nice to people without being judgmental and just thinking the best. That's the way I was raised by the family. My mother was a good example. She had to rise above a...

I was raised to believe that life can be short and full of twist and turns and sometimes shocking surprises. We had a duck for a pet. The duck was very gentle. One day the duck was gone. My Mom said “Oh! The duck” “Well, the...

I was raised to believethat ...hmm I actually cannot think about a single thing that I was raised to believe in. My beliefs have been acquired through experience. As a young child no one had time for me and I spent a lot of my time...

I was raised to believea person's worth lies in how hard they work

I was raised to believeIn Loyalty.

I was raised to believe“Family is ALWAYS there for Family, no matter what” by my Dad. A lesson my 3 older siblings somehow did not learn.

I was raised to believein God, faith, truth, justice, law, and loyalty to myself, to my family and friends, and to my country. I learned that any deviation from the above would be self-destructive and for nearly 75 years, I have adhered to those beliefs.

I was raised to believe in myself. With the right work ethic, knowledge, and self-cultivated inspiration— I can achieve my wildest dreams. (Thanks Mom and Dad!)