Once again, National Public Radio has changed my ideas of how to use a character quality. I used to think that beliefs had to fall into formal philosophical categories. Wrong.
The History of This I Believe
From their website: “At the dawn of the Cold War and the height of McCarthyism, Americans from all walks of life bravely spoke their beliefs on the original This I Believe radio program hosted by Edward R. Murrow. It included essays by Harry Truman, Margaret Mead, William O. Douglas, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and other prominent figures of the day.”
From the point of view of your character, write a This I Believe essay . For examples, read the website or book of essays (available in Spanish, too), This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women .
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