In Reason to Believe,, Bruce Springsteen sings, At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe. What’s your reason to believe?
Like many lyrics they are meaningless and have very little content – “Baby, baby, baby.”
This prompt is so open… Believe in self, your writing, others, God, karma, etc?
Likely what we might grasp for in this exercise is what we most doubt exists. It gives an opportunity to fortify a weak assumption or belief. So to reiterate what will be chosen is what we doubt most.
We are in constant need of affirmation in all things we do. That’s why we seem to cluster to people who like us. They affirm in our minds our value and we reciprocate.
I believe Mr. Springsteen is selling recordings and empty ideas (and doing quite well, I may add).
Here is a link to a short story, The Brilliant Norman Sebastian. Everything he did was brilliant… at least that’s what he believed and others did also.