Genealogy of an Idea Think about the five most significant beliefs you hold. Feel free to list them below if you can. Select one of those beliefs and reflect on the following questions. 1. What is the origin of that belief? Can you trace its genesis? 2. When you accepted the belief were you an active participant in forming it or a passive recipient of the content? 3. Why is that belief in particular so significant? 4. Since you acquired the belief have you subjected it to scrutiny?