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I Admire Intellectuals

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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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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    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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    Intellectuals floor me in the same way pretty guys capture other women. I would've happily been Professor Robert Reich's love slave---all 4'11" of him. It's one of my weaknesses...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 23

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    Learning how to exert self-control: Pamela Druckerman, Sep 17, 2014, INYT Whether you eat the marshmallow at age 5 isn't your destiny; self-control can always be taught Not many...
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    Intelligence is shown when you communicate with other. I admire great mid such as Malcolm Gladwell who can synthesize complex subject into simple term, but yet not too simplistic...
    Dabigd Dabigd 31-35, M Sep 5

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    Well, maybe "admire" is a strong word. I've never really admired anything in my life. Appreciate, sure, but we have to remember that everyone, EVERYONE, is a teeny tiny bit fake...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    To begin with I would love to say that yes I do admire these qualities in another being. But the sad truth about this is that at times it feels like it's becoming a thing of the...
    whisperingcampaign whisperingcampaign 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I admire these qualities, and I'm happy I possess them. I hope that doesn't sound arrogant, it isn't meant to. I have many "DUH" moments, and I know I lack common sense in some...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    There is a lady on the Florida Gulf Coast whom I admire and respect very much. She is intelligent, witty, kind, and insightful; but knows bs when she sees it. She is recently and...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M Aug 23

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    I'd like to find some folks to admire my size and encourage me to outgrow all my goals.... Specially if you're in Australia 😉
    Mime1 Mime1 36-40, M Aug 24

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    I admire men with good looks. But the finale is when he talks. The looks of a man is for the eyes only but his wit and intelligence capture both mind and heart. And if he is...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 24

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    Too many women nowadays rely on men, for money, clothes, food and a roof over their heads. But I for one believe that women can be just as good as men, they can provide a living...
    QualifiedVet QualifiedVet 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I admire my mum so much not only is she just a amazing, kind caring person, but the fact she has put up with my dad for 35yrs and still is putting up with him. Not that my dad is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25

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    I must say I enjoy seeing a woman with some extra pounds all about her body.Some heft to her chest,some junk in her trunk.Some jiggle to her belly,some thunder in her thighs.A big...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 25

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    All winter I would complain that Jon is married to his work, but then I remember that he works so very hard for our summer holidays. So what does he do with his 3 month holiday...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I appreciate wit and intelligence but I do not admire it.
    JoeGogg JoeGogg 36-40, M 8 Responses Sep 1

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    Tbh I don't hate on these threads I just don't understand why people admire or rather be overweight or morbidly obese. Is it not harder to breath and do normal easy everyday...
    TheTypewriter TheTypewriter 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I admire courage when I see it in others, but seeing it in them makes me feel the lion in the Wizard of Oz, like I need more of it myself to come to terms with my own challenges...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I am a fool and my scale of majoring is also does not match any MENSA member. I enjoy and admire a good laugh, when GOD's Mystery shine.
    HurtTornSpeechless HurtTornSpeechless 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Admire isn't quite the right word. But it's definitely one of the things I like!
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Sometimes it's hard to find and I admire it because as a woman inner beauty is important but that's the problem with this generation they think it's all about the looks I hope...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 10

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    I don't just admire it, i need it. I need people i can relate to and hold an actual conversation with. Someone who can hold my interest for more than two seconds and make me laugh...
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M 7 Responses Sep 11

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    I think the fact that I admire self discipline implies that I recognize I could use more of it than what I have, at least in dealing with my weaknesses. I wish I could turn off the...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I admired my mother very much because she loved her kids very much. She taught us the facts of life, how to stand up for our opinions, read to us and helped us with homework in...
    bustymominbackyard bustymominbackyard 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I admire all of you dads! It's a hard job but someone has to do it and it seems most of you do it quite well! It's not always perfect but the good times are a bliss. I wouldn't...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I admire inner beauty. It's not what's on the outside, but what's in the inside. ♥️ she doesn't have to be pretty... Although she may be gorgeous.
    juliakopman11 juliakopman11 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    To me, to say that intelligence or wit are admirable traits would be like saying that being tall, or black, or gifted, or Austrian are traits worthy of praise. I admire...
    hugo1964 hugo1964 41-45, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Society tends to talk about, acknowledge and admire mothers as they are totally awesome (!!) but what about the dads? I don't think we acknowledge them enough. There are many good...
    ThisIsMe83 ThisIsMe83 31-35, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    People who play musical instruments are awesome! There's nothing like a man handling his instrument to create something so beautiful! makes my knees turn to jello haha so sexy!!!
    dazikame79 dazikame79 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Student Anti-Intellectualism and the Dumbing Down of the University by Paul Trout of MSU-Bozeman http://mtprof.msun.edu/spr1997/TROUT-ST.html _____________________ Faced with...
    RedOctagon RedOctagon 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I am in a constant struggle between what I am and what I want to be.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 3 Responses Aug 21

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    It takes a rare combination of Delusion and grace to roam freely, without the fear of consequence or danger to hold you down. The kind of crazy you only ever read about in books...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Confidence. How do I gain it?
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    Douglas Hofstadter is one of those people, he has some interesting ideas regarding analogies and abstraction. If that kind of thing fills your bucket. Please check these lectures...
    dactylion dactylion 26-30 1 Response Aug 21

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    The irony about this group's name is that it has bad grammar.
    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I honestly don't believe all religious teaching are brainwashing and i actually agree with some. Yet i dislike teachings that are harmful or silly like believing in Noah's ark. Or...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    Inner beauty is what defines a person, not the exterior
    sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing 18-21 7 Responses Aug 22

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    Egypt myth and legends will always fascinate me - especially how they built the pyramids and how many are discovered so far - anubis is one I read up on alot.
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Every boy and man should be a feminist to undo all the wrong we have done to girls and women from the dawn of age.A woman is the creator or life and as such has always attracted...
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Because I'm jealous that I'm not strong or confident. :(
    littlecrazymia littlecrazymia 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I would if I could find any.
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 14 Responses Aug 23

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    BUT...... a nice behind can get you just as far at times. ;)
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 34 Responses Aug 23