I believe much more in the natural kindness of people, than the structured and impersonal kindness of the government. I believe that the positive effect of private charities greatly surpasses any benefit derived from of social government programs.
I believe that government is highly inefficient because it has no competition. Government is not run by saints, as many want to believe. Some powerful people in government are themselves governed by the lust for power and greed, which is a bad combination.
I have a strong conviction that taking responsibility for what happens to you will bring a good measure of happiness to your life. I believe that our government has created many unhappy, economical dependent citizens, that are trapped in an unhealthy relationship with social governmental programs. I believe that some people sometimes need external help, but this help should not become a trap that robs them of their self esteem and confidence to face the world again as a productive citizen.
I believe that the Golden Rule ("do to other as you would have them do to you") is the key for healthy human relationships and personal happiness. I believe that we have to be respectful of the feelings, actions, beliefs, and preferences of our neighbors in the same way you want to be respected.
I am only fully certain of the realness of my feelings. Cold, hungry, happy, tired, etc. In everything else, there are degrees of certainty. Therefore, i believe that is extremely important to open my mind to hear and understand the beliefs of other people, especially with regard to those that disagree with me.