“I have a lot of beliefs, and I live by none of ’em. That’s just the way I am. They’re just my beliefs. I just like believing them. I like that part. They’re my little believies; they make me feel good about who I am.”
I’m pretty sure we can all relate. It’s much easier to claim belief in certain values than to actually act on them and live them out in your daily life. And we feel so good about ourselves for believing in them. But if you don’t act on them, can you really claim those values as your own?
Here’s a clip of Louis CK, illustrating the issue of beliefs versus action:
I should mention that he gets pretty vulgar at times, so you should probably send the kiddos out of the room before you watch. But watch it. If the vulgarity makes you uncomfortable, stop and consider where that feeling is coming from, and let yourself laugh anyway. Part of what makes Louis CK so amazing is that he makes you laugh and think at the same time.