This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, have been archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

width=May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month—a celebration of the rich history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Click here to read more from those whose Asian heritage has formed a foundation for their core beliefs.

1950s Essay of the Week: John T. Ma

width= As a young man, John T. Ma became very ill and was ordered on absolute bedrest. When he reflected on his predicament and why he was so miserable, he discovered a personal insight that helped him realize a much greater purpose. Click here to read his essay, originally broadcast in the 1950s.

Top 100 Essays USB Drive

This 8 GB USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from Edward R. Murrow's radio series of the 1950s. It can be loaded into your computer, your mobile device, or plugged straight into your car in order to listen to a wide variety of inspiring essays, as read by their author. Perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

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