People should be treated with basic respect regardless of age, gender identity, religion, sexuality, or other such factors.
Nothing in the world is better than snuggling with a dog.
Parents should love their children unconditionally.
Queso is better than salsa.
The arts are vitally important to education and children developing into well-rounded adults.
How did this idea form? I was raised in a household with this mentality and taught love and acceptance from a very young age.
How firmly do I believe it? Absolutely 100%.
Why do I maintain it? Because I fall into certain groups that could be discriminated against simply for who we are and I know and care about other people in the same situation. Even if I didn't, it's basic human decency to respect one another as we're all sharing the planet together.
What would make me change my belief? Nothing. There are a few bad apples in every group of people, but that doesn't give anyone the right to judge or treat an entire group of people based on the actions of a few.
How did this idea form? I've been around dogs my entire life. My dog lives with my mom and I love him to pieces and his favorite thing to do when I come home is snuggle.
How firmly do I believe it? I mean, I could probably think of a few things that are more important to sustain my life, but there isn't anything else that can make me feel as good when I'm having a really bad day.
Why do I maintain it? Because every time I go to my mom's house and have 4 dogs following me around waiting for me to sit down so they can snuggle me it makes me feel so good. Even if I'm having a day where I feel I can't do anything right, I know I can make those dogs happy.
What would make me change my belief? I will have this belief forever and ever amen. My dog knows when I'm feeling bad and will come find me if he knows I've had a rough day. If I'm crying, he'll come sit on me and lick my face. He is perfect.