Alright, let's get right down to it. First off, I dislike most organized religion. I never got into the preachings of any group, be they Christian, Muslim, Judaic, Wiccan, Satanic, Buddhist, Animist, Taoist, etc. I don't believe in any messiah. I didn't believe in anything, really, until fairly recently. But, then, to appease my own vain overblown sense of importance and need for notoriety, I started to believe in destiny. I was destined for great things, I was going to carve my name into history, like Gandhi or Hitler before me. One way or another, I would achieve my immortality. I believed this quite fervently, until I slowed my roll a little. I looked around, and decided that no, I didn't need to shake the earth (although this remains my fondest, vainest dream). I've soul searched recently, and I've found a modicum of what I believe to be peace. I believe that simple acts of kindness, an outreaching to those in need, or something as simple as giving someone reason to smile, has meaning. I believe that anyone who makes even one life better, who made the world brighter for those around them, even for a moment, those people had meaning in their life. I still think we need people who believe they need to change the world, and who have the drive to do so; I think that's what shapes us as humans, having that unclimable mountain or that unstoppable evil put in front of us, and to know that someone HAS done it, that it's possible, so that we might one day reach the summit of that mountain, and know we have joined those before us in a kind of imortallity: The kind found in the fond memories of others. I really can't manage to stay angry at people anymore, hatred is such a tiring emotion, and begets nothing but more hatred. I don't know, I'm not doing a great job of explaining it. Some people, I look at and my knee jerk reaction is disdain. But again, I can't hate them. Their lives are their own, and to try to push my opinions on them would be both fruitless and arrogant. Everyone must find peace in their own way, and I must learn to be less judgemental. So, to sum it up, I will keep my quiet faith that any good I do, any good brought into the world, makes a differance. Maybe not to the world, but to the person you helped, the child you fed, the needy you sheltered. I believe things happen for a reason, and I believe the only sin is the wasting of the boundless human potential. If I am wrong, I will face God for the many indescretions I have commited, and I shall do so with pride, knowing that if even one person had cause to weep at my funeral, it was all worth it. Thanks for your time, I hope I can get some comments on this. I would love to hear your beliefs. For the record, I'm 18, and have never been high, drunk, or otherwise intoxicated. Why am I here, you may wonder? Well, to be honest, I've tried , I just have an incredible tolerance for downers. And I like stoners, you're a fun group. Mostly.