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What were you raised to believe? Explore stories told by people across America about what they were raised to believe. 

I was raised to believe
, generally, in these things: the hardest truth is better than a lie; generosity/being generous and kind is key to living life well; and that designing and building things -most particularly, houses - is super fun and worthwhile and therefore, BUILD...
I was raised to believe
in the American dream. No one was born into a higher or lower station in life because we are all Americans. All people are created in God's image and therefore they have value.
My father was born in America in 1906...
I was raised to believe that all deserve respect. That kindness is always the best choice and to follow your heart because it will lead you to the best things in life.
I was raised to believe that there is good in all of us. We need to think more of others.
I was raised to believe that colored people had no soul. In Texas, many people still believe this LIE! That's why, as a caucasian, I support Black Lives Matter. God loves ALL his children and we must get our hearts right and love each other!
I was raised to believe that God existed and we were not to question that supposed fact, that we were to do as our parents instructed and if they disagreed our behavior would be rejected or ignored, and that homosexuality was a sin and would land...
I was raised to believe that family and faith are important. That you help those in need, tell the truth and be there for others.
I was raised to believe that you have to respect everyone, always work hard, and never give up.
I was raised to believe that being gay is bad (which I refuse to believe). That celebrating Halloween makes me sinful but that I can't celebrate Christmas with because it's not Jesus' true birthday. I was raised to believe Im unworthy of love and attention or...