Inspired by @LizDawson
  1. I believe that humans are not inherently nice.
    I still think it's admirable that little Anne Frank believed they were despite the oppression she experienced. Call me a pessimist if you want, but I've seen enough of people to notice that humans are not intuitively good.
  2. But I believe in being nice.
    The fact that it is counter-intuitive makes it more important.
  3. I believe that education is more important than healthcare.
    And the peanuts that teachers are paid is one of the greatest disgraces of our time.
  4. I believe that wellness is more important than health.
    (Because health is just one part of wellness.)
  5. I believe that making someone work shifts longer than 18 hours is criminal.
    Never mind the 36 hour shifts I regularly have to work.
  6. I believe there are more important things in a relationship than love.
  7. I believe that travel is romanticised and that its benefits are used as a way to distinguish the haves from the have-nots.
  8. But I do believe that travel is important, and that poor kids should be afforded the opportunity to travel through scholarships.
    Travel changed my life. But I would not suggest that it gives me a competitive advantage over someone who hasn't traveled.
  9. I believe in hope.