I was raised to believe…

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 mental health is not a real thing, it's just this generations excuse for being lazy. So when I started experiencing these things I didn't tell anyone. I'd come home from school, sit on my bed to do my homework, and end...
I was raised to believe that our only race is the human race. I was not, as a white child in Mississippi in the 50s, taught about Juneteenth! I learned that when I started teaching for DOD Schools in Germany! I love that now I celebrate...
I was raised to believe I can achieve and accomplish anything. My family pushes me everyday to accomplish bigger and better things. My friends keep me grounded and are a big support to finish any challenging task that i may face. The obstacle that are set...
I was raised to believe I can achieve and accomplish anything. My family pushes me everyday to accomplish bigger and better things. My friends keep me grounded and are a big support to finish any challenging task that i may face. Having a strong foundation helps...
I was raised to believe I am no better than anyone else and no one is better than me. My father was full of wisdom that for some reason I appreciate more now in my sixties. He taught me if I look to the right I...
I was raised to believe That any obstacle can be overcome, this example was given to me by my Mother. We were evicted from our home right after the end of the second world war. Our landlord wanted to take advantage of the rent increases due...
I was raised to believe that everyone deserves a chance, I was to always help those in need, and that I should love my neighbors. Although I have now learned that many of the people who taught me these lessons did not exactly mean "everyone," the...
I was raised to believe that mental health is a burden to society. I have been told that I have no reason to feel anxious or upset because I have "everything that someone would want in life". I would get yelled at whenever I felt depressed...
I was raised to believe that value is found by the height of your statue. That all people who succeed in life do because of strict parents. That the best way to gain respect is to have statue so that no one messes with me. As...