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behaviour by ErinBird behaviour by ErinBird
"Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behaviour does." - unknown

I strongly believe in this quote. You can sit around all day thinking you need to do this and that, but those things won't happen unless you actually get up and do it. I can certainly relate to it anyway. I've been sitting round thinking I need to do a lot of schoolwork and improve my grades, but that won't happen until I actually put in the effort in and do them.
I also used to have a very ignorant R.E. teacher who would just pride himself on the fact he was a Christian and went round preaching the bible - but he never even followed it himself. He was a complete douche he treated others like utter crap to be honest (since I am an atheist, you can pretty much guess how he treated me..)  Anyway, I have no problem with him being religious, but he really should do the things he preaches and believes because that's what makes a better person. 

Gosh I really have been so busy! I haven't uploaded in about 2 weeks and this picture was taken before heading to work. sitting in a shirt with jeans outside in mid decemeber was not a good idea as I was freezing! that's why I look grumpy, I was just really cold ahahaha . Don't worry - one more week of school left until the holidays and i'll have more time to take better photo's. I'm really that happy with this photo :/ ah well.
I'm British so I spell 'behaviour' with a 'u' in it, sorry Americans. 

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angellis3 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You appear to be quite an intelligent and creative person, but I would have to disagree. What a person truly believes will be evident in their actions. Just as it is written, "faith without works is dead". That is not to say that we are actually perfect. Everyone falls short of the level of perfection that we should maintain. Anyone can claim to be whatever they want, but if they actually believe it then it will impact their life, lifestyle and actions.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Photographer
I'm not trying to suggest that people aren't perfect if they don't follow exactly what they believe no not at all. No one is perfect and it's fine to mess up from time to time. What i'm trying to get across is is that you shouldn't claim to be something you're obviously not. I used the example with my r.e. teacher in the description. He claims to be all holy and christian but he is literally the furthest thing from it! I have never met such a mean and arrogant person in my whole life. Another example is something believing that being two faced is wrong but then going to go talk badly about another person to someone else. 
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way4madhan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
woow, its true
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you so much!
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way4madhan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :)
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Walter-ray Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Your beliefs and behavior could be at conflict. This happens quite often with me, especially in the workplace. You could believe someone is an a$$hole and a generally bad person, yet you could still be nice to them anyways. Whether or not you choose to take the high road is up to you. But doing so is all on the path to being a better person. People will see this and catch on, and you'll be more approachable. 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Yeah.. but then again we are socialised since we are young to get along with people we don't like as it's a common norm in society, but I know what you mean. I guess it just depends on the social situation how you interact with other people, but I still think that your actual belief of choosing to get along with someone you don't like links in with your behaviour too
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I beg to differ. Beliefs make the better person.
Behaviour is just a sideeffect to blind and manipulate people.

It could be that a gentle person is a nice one as well.
But they may also plan to make you like them to use this in the future.

Only one way to see through them. Observe them for a longer time.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Photographer
Well yes your beliefs do influence your behaviour. But what i'm trying to say is people just pride themselves on their beliefs and not their actions. For example, religion. Many people going round preaching that they believe in equality and such, but a lot of them never do follow it out. That's why I believe your behaviour means more as it shows you're actually following it through. 

"Actions are louder than words."
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
AH yeah thats true.

I just saw the paralelle to my life, cause im not "behaving" very social but im viewing everyone equally.
But because im not doing stuff that others want, forcing their expectations on me without officially saying it and when they notice im not doing it - even tough they expected it sooooo much - that brands me unsocial or rebellious.

I guess that still means im a useless human. ;)
But being useless has never felt so goooooooooood. ^^
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