"I can’t determine what I should do by guessing how things will play out. I don’t know how things will play out, but I do know what I believe, because belief is in the present. So the question becomes, 'What do I believe is the simplest, kindest, happiest thing to do now?' Stands must be taken. If I am to respect myself I have to search myself for what I believe is right and take a stand on what I find. Otherwise I have no gathered together what I have been given; I have not embraced what I have learned; I lack my own conviction."