Charles Duveen, Jr. describes his experience of being shot from a plane while flying over the Pacific durinig WWII, and how his perspective on life changed from one which placed value in material objects to one which found value in service to others.
Dimitri Mitropolous describes two experiences, that led him to his belief that talent and celebrity should be used to help others.
Lillian McCue (pseudonym Lillian De La Torre) describes how growing up in a family of seven children shaped her beliefs that she must carry her own weight in the world, that being angry only hurt herself, that it is important to be needed, and that happiness is a habit. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
Wilson Compton describes the influence of his Presbyterian parents on his beliefs (including his mother's child-rearing philosophy of "The Bible, soap, and spinach"), and he explains how the Golden Rule is a concept found in all of the major world religions.
Meredith Willson remembers his friend Max Terr to explain why one does not need to be famous in order to leave their mark on the world.
Ruth Cranston describes how a period of questioning and her world travels helped her to develop a set of beliefs which she found common to all religions: the unity of life; the interdependence of humanity; and the need to love and serve others, protect the weak, and live a non-violent life.
Carroll Binder relates his personal tragedies and the principles he relies on to avoid cynicism and maintain the enjoyment of life through adversity.
48. At the Frontier
Edward Morgan talks about the importance of underastanding one's self and compassion for humanity to achieving a greater understanding and appreciation of life and beauty.
Joseph Harsch describes his beliefs in the value of always moving forward (rather than stagnating) and in the importance of helping others.
J. George Frederick uses the analogy of the heart's cardiovascular system to describe his beliefs in the need to love, to forgive, and to sacrifice for others.