Reflect On What You Believe

  1. List beliefs you held when you were 5 or 10 years old.
  2. After you have completed your list(s), identify those beliefs you still hold as passionately today. Second, highlight those you will still believe when you are 50 or 80 years old.
  3. As you compile your beliefs, identify or classify them as social, political, religious, public, personal, etc.
  4. Are any of these commitments diminished because you may look different in 10–20 years? Are some types of beliefs tied to age? What role do life experience or the beliefs of others play in refining values?