21 Brilliant Erykah Badu Philosophies That Will Inspire You

“You don’t have to believe everything you think.”

1. On thought process.

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2. On making mistakes.

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3. On being grateful.

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4. On authenticity.

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5. On striving to be good.

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6. On independence.

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7. On reclaiming history.

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8. On what to believe in.

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9. On being honest in one’s work.

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10. On the fear of knowledge.

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11. On beauty.

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12. On being an artist.

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13. On questioning your belief system.

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14. On sex and love.

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15. On the impact of hip-hop music.

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16. On individuality.

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17. On change.

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18. On work ethic.

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19. On the creative process.

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20. On the beauty of art.

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21. And on freedom.

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