One strong belief on my own – #Trust30

Let Your Freak Flag Fly
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The #Trust30 project is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on your now, and to create direction for your future. 30 prompts from inspiring thought-leaders will guide you on your writing journey.

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What’s one strong belief you possess that isn’t shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it?

(Author: Buster Benson)

I strongly believe that we can survive with less. Of course, this is said from the point of view of someone who lives in the very rich part of the world, the one that wastes and pollutes, and consumes, and sells, and rules the most – or most of the time.

So it is probably easy for me to say. However, I keep my belief strongly alive, and cultivate it my own way, with as much humility as I can. I am honest that I am not living that frugally, but I do admire and respect those who do so.

I try to encourage people around me to grow what can be grown at no cost or expense, that is good feelings, kindness, a sense of sharing, knowledge and acceptance, all that cost nothing, and if given away, do not leave you depleted at all.