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    Amartya Sen

    Overnight, in answer to my own question, who are the moderns, I remembered Professor Sen. A true modern intellectual. I don't know a lot about him. I came upon his name by complete chance about 5 years ago in relation to his (then) recently published book, The Argumentative...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Oct 31, 2011

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    Why Religion Should Be Eradicated From Society

    The topic discussed in this essay is religion and why it should be erradicated from society. Religion is bad and it has done little good for society. It has killed more people than any nuclear missile has before. Believers use the argument that science has produced weapons to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    "socialism": One Of The Most Misused Words In America.

    However, I found out that both liberals and conservatives misuse this word on daily basis. Since I don't want to explain something too complicated, I will just use the examples. if you define yourself as a liberal and say "French and Swedish are socialist countries because they...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Dec 3, 2012

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    Fascinating

    it's fascinating to see what a brain is capable of, memorizing, being complex and full of real beauty and being fine.  the beauty of an intellectual mind. It is like a garden, big and beautifully arranged. I wish I can become like that one day.
    panther61 panther61 31-35, F Apr 3, 2010

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    I Love Nerds

    there is nothing more sexy in this life than an intellectual person. Having a conversation that goes beyond the weather and lets you end up at a 24/7 cafe, discussing everything from life to love. To all you peeps out there that are so clever that you are labled nerds.... mwah...
    PrincessLulu PrincessLulu 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    It Just Came Nurturally

    From the time I was 16 or so, even though I detested high school and suffered terribly at the hands of peers, teachers and family, I knew my future lay in some kind of mathematical science. It was my escape route. Or so I dreamed and schemed. The only other escape route I could...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2011

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    Who Are The Moderns?

    Are there any modern intellectuals? Or has our post-modern world taken over, rendering everything through lenses of celebrity and consumerism? Is it now fuddy duddy to give synaptic energy to thinking, to reading, to logically pondering, to developing thoughtful arguments in...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    goldstein

    friday 9 december 2011 I have to qualify my agreement with the statement made in the title of this group: I admire intellectuals. I have to say that it's a mixed bag. I have found any number of intellectuals admirable in terms of their minds. yet, an intellectual is just as...
    sehnen sehnen 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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    Once i saw this topic Galileo came into my mind because he admired me the most not because of only his discovery or intelligence but even when the whole vatican and the people was...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M Jan 24

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    Yet I don't admire myself for some reason
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 13-15 10 hrs ago

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    I admire a church boy who is respectable and loves his religion. When I was younger, I had a crush on a mormon boy. He was very into his religion and beautiful. He was respectable...
    stompey stompey 16-17 4 hrs ago

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    I must admit I couldn't give a monkeys as to what the talent is - I admire it because talent is something that you're not just born with, but you've noticed it, worked it, honed it...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I do admire it, I admire it a lot and I aspire to have it myself too for the main part, though I do understand that the truth is that human beings are flawed and make mistakes...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I really do admire it. I've grown up around all these people(older cousins, practically siblings) who are just strong, different, and amazing because they didn't care. They've...
    Blackbirdy13 Blackbirdy13 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I realised today that ever person that I've ever liked has been intelligent. It's usually men who share a passion for the subjects that I love (anyone who has read my stories will...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    What if most of us were gifted painters, but only a handful around to appreciate one? What if many of us were brilliant composers, but none to dance to a tune they made? What if a...
    Decreate Decreate 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I love my mother very much even though we hardly get along. In fact it gets very volatile at times, but i admire her strength and her ability to endure. She is the reason...
    thejase thejase 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I also.admire intelligence and i was an Army Ranger Special Forces Special Ops and i was born on.a ranch outside my hometown and i didnt think.i.was special but wotking when i.was...
    sucamuff sucamuff 66-70, M Jan 6

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    I do admire people who have common sense but I sooooooo enjoy people who are common sense stupid. they are so much fun to sit back and watch, annoying as hell to deal with but yet...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    (photo attached)Do you admire it?I love to pretend to be pregnant.
    WithinBeauty WithinBeauty 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    I admire people like this because it reminds me of who I can become, I used to think I'd never achieve anything, but then. did, I got straight a's and I'm proud of it. I am me, and...
    uramothafucka uramothafucka 13-15, F Jan 8

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    What's not to admire about inner beauty. It shows ones true self. The hard part sometimes is revealing the inner beauty. For we and me for one, put up walls to protect ourselves...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I admire people who are not afraid to stand out and be there self. Life would get very boring if everybody did the same thing.
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    How did I get in this group? I do "Admire Wit and Intelligence", it is so rare. I have known so many people best described, "cut bait or target practice". Scary part, some have...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I admire those who are not afraid to express themselves. I have met some very unique people and let me tel you, they have the coolest stories to tell. I love meeting people who are...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    These are America's real heroes; the men and women who are always willing to place themselves in danger for others at a moments notice. The duties of firefighters range from...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 1 Response Jan 19

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    While growing up, I always admire the fat people on television. I was amazed the first time I saw Orson Welles on one of those late night talk shows. My mother, a big gal herself...
    fatmanroy fatmanroy 51-55, M Jan 22

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    i admire a man is will call me beautiful, instead of sexy... who respects me in every way and respects others as well :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23

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    Whether I have it or not I admire the ones who have it whether they are younger or elder no matter whether they are rich or poor. The reason is when you know you dont get what you...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M Jan 24

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    I consider myself to be a very open minded person. I love life and love to experience new things. I admire anyone who has the same philosophy in life.
    Raycurious2 Raycurious2 41-45, M Jan 24

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    You have to have respect for yourself... You should never let anyone treat you like your worthless... Know your self worth... That doesn't mean act conceited... That means have...
    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Whenever I see or hear someone saying something that I'd be too afraid to admit, I makes me admire them. How can they have so much courage? I like to see them kind of as a role...
    MysteriousDragon MysteriousDragon 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    You to admire them because they are so rare. Finding them is like finding the chick from "50 Shades of Grey" - incredibly rare and you have to work like hell to prove to anyone...
    jfar123 jfar123 41-45, M 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    He's talented and his success did not went up to his head like Justin Bieber. I admire him coz he's a nice person (you can actually discern it). His chubbiness makes him homely and...
    ItGirl111 ItGirl111 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I admire common sense when talking and writing to others. Common sense goes a long way in my circle of friends and others. My kids were taught to have and use common sense when...
    middleagedfemalemom middleagedfemalemom 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like to think of myself as a smart person. I have been told that I am quick witted. Sarcasm is also a huge sign of intelligence. I really admire these traits in a person. Most of...
    MoMolicious93 MoMolicious93 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    A combination that dresses up one's speech and attracts many to the speaker. Wit and intelligence are two characteristics that brilliantly compliment the fortunate person able to...
    ellathereader ellathereader 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    But I am not that much of good.
    daisydee33 daisydee33 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Let's face it A pretty face and sexy body can be manufactured. Fake beauty can't hide true ugliness.
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 1 Response Jan 1

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    A woman with both these personality traits is irresistible :) that and a good sense of humor. :)
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    “The child is a treasure.” Robert Menard
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's one of those things you either have or you don't. If you have it you use it, if you don't then you wouldn't have gotten the point anyways. Then there are the really special...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    I love people with creativity. I am a musician and a songwriter and I love all forms of creative expression
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 1

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    The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Beautiful people are not always good but good people are always beautiful.
    CatGurll CatGurll 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 2

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    Isn't it wonderful what some people can do? I had a grandmother who could play music by ear on several instruments but couldn't read a note. Apparently there were several in her...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Jan 2