Conviction Project Intro Video Script

Our personal convictions drive us, they are at the core of who we are, both as individuals and as a society. Tied to our emotional DNA, our convictions are more than beliefs, more than just values. Our convictions, personal and cultural, moral and religious, inform our everyday life, our perspective of the world and our interactions with those around us.

At the same time, our convictions often exist undefined, without words. Providing us with a steadfast position, with no further evidence required.

Our convictions challenge us. Challenge us to give thought to voice, voice to deed, to take action. At times to act against our own self-interest, to put ourselves in harm’s way, physically, emotionally, financially, in order to do what is right.

Our convictions are not always orderly. They can lead us into conflict with ourselves and with others. They can blind us to the larger issues and be used as points of manipulation by others.

And yet, our convictions can advance us both personally and collectively, to be a catalyst for positive change.

The Conviction Project endeavors to explore this phenomenon through a series of discussions with people from the academic, political, media, entertainment, and private sectors. We want to understand why and how convictions are created, how they evolve and are put into action in everyday life. How the struggles convictions cause are overcome, and how we balance our convictions against others with differing viewpoints to serve the greater good.

(Written by A. Finger)

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