WPSU’s This I Believe / Personal Philosophies and Core Values
Tell us the personal philosophy and core values that guide your daily life and hear stories from others.
This I Believe is based on the 1950s radio program of the same name and the media project (launched in 2005) from This I Believe, Inc. and Atlantic Public Media. WPSU invites you, as a central Pennsylvania resident, whatever your background, to speak out.
In my last year of high school, I had a lot of responsibilities. I could hardly keep my eyes open during my classes because I only slept three hours every night. After school, I had to practice the play, “Mamma Mia!” for my school festival. After that, I went to a special school to cram for…
As a busy college student, I’m realizing free time is a rare gift. I spend my days running from class to class, to my part-time job as a customer service rep, to the radio show I host or to my THON organization’s functions. My mind is constantly bursting with thoughts about my obligations, but I always…
For as much as I can remember of my 12-year-old life, my family and I have gathered to listen to stories from our Hindu mythology. We get together every other Sunday with members of the Indian community in State College. This “Story Hour” is made to help children, and even adults, stay connected with Indian traditions…
I believe in wearing mismatched socks. But it took me a while to get to this belief. When I was in 3rd grade, I had a nagging need to be perfect. It began with my grades, but as I got older I started getting desperate to have a perfect life as well. Needless to say, my…
As a child growing up in the hills that surround Tyrone, Pennsylvania, I spent many happy days exploring the riverbank behind my home. My friends there, plants and animals, consoled me through the heartaches, and celebrated with me the accomplishments of growing up. In return for all their kindnesses, I wrote them thank you notes in…
I believe in Civil War Reenacting. I believe in donning my 19th century clothing and stepping back in time. And during the Civil War’s 150th Anniversary, I’m especially proud to be a Civil War Re-enactor and Living Historian.
I believe in rocks. Not just any rock, but my rock in particular. My rock is grey and smooth. It has little grooves on it as though fingers have held it tightly, and often…because they have. My best friend, Zoe, gave me this rock in third grade.
I believe that you and I and the entire world are connected. Buddhists say “We are all one.” Christian’s say “We’re all God’s children.” Carl Jung says we share a collective unconscious. However you want to describe it, I believe that which connects us as human beings is much stronger than that which divides us.
WPSU invites you, as a central Pennsylvania resident, whatever your background, to speak out. Tell us the personal philosophy and core values that guide your daily life.