NPR (National Public Radio) has a show called This I Believe. It is a series where people submit an essay about something they truly believe, and if they get picked, they get to read it and it gets produced to go on the air.
I have wanted to do an essay for that show for quite some time. I just have a really difficult time finding what subject to do it on. I have so many things to talk about and my belief structure is full of very strong views. Here are some of the titles that I have thought about.
My Grandfather was my Mentor
Teachers Shape a Society
I Have Two Cultures
Colombia is Beautiful
My Morals are my Religion
Martial Arts Centered Me
The U.S. needs “Ganas”
Maybe I should start developing some of this into entries here before I write the final essay. It would be really cool to make it into the show, but more importantly to find a subject that truly describes who I am. I am not a complicated person but I can be multifaceted. I have incorporated many aspects from different cultures into my belief system while adhering to both the American and Colombian cultures. The who I am and what I believe come hand in hand. At the same time I want to stay away from just using labels as communication tools for what I believe. I want the essay to be something that truly shows as much of who I am as a whole and not just a side of my personality.
Which one of those titles sounds more interesting to you? Do you think any of those might be a better start to “this I believe” than another? Should I podcast them instead of posting them here?