Beliefs help folks to make sense of the world. Aspirations, aims, objectives, goals and dreams are all rooted in what people believe.
Principles are also influenced by the notions that we hold dearly. Life would be directionless without values.
The content of belief systems should be open to negotiation. Times change and cultures evolve, but goalposts should be shifted through processes that are collectively agreed upon.
Negotiation often requires commitment beyond the call of duty.
Is there any point in looking for shortcuts?