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I Admire Intellectuals

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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have met a few in my time.I think the most interesting was Sir Isaiah Berlin who I regard as the Intellectuals' intellectual.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Oct 8

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    He is just so freaking cute... I haven't crushed on anyone as long as I've crushed on him. It's mostly because I admire him. He takes care of his wife and baby... even with their...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I admire people who are real and true. I admire people who aren't afraid to stand up for who they are. I believe if you're faking who you are, you're just making the impression...
    drinksandflowers drinksandflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    Hmm... Wit and intelligence are among the more desirable traits at least that's what I think... In my experience I've always enjoyed being around people that had and wit and...
    howboutit1 howboutit1 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I admire those people who has disability but still fighting to survive,those people who are brave to face the challenges in life,those who are still working to help their families...
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Being unique isn't easy, but those that are unique are admired for finding their true self in a world where people follow the "perfect society" when really they are fake.
    Reesessquad Reesessquad 13-15, F Sep 24

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    I admire people that have the dignity to demonstrate self respect in the way they present themselves and interact with others. If we don't stick to our principles by acting in a...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I always addicted to see the beautiful things inside people. I admire people's traits more than their looks. Really I addict to their character and imagine what they feel and how...
    peterrizk peterrizk 22-25, M Sep 28

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    Add a dash of Sarcasm...a little Flirting... Perfect... So... I admire all that, can l find all that in one person... No... I find all of the above and more in my EP friends...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I have always had a strong affinity for those who are naturally inclined to express themselves creatively & intellectually in a graceful; classy manner that goes against the grains...
    josha202 josha202 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Inner beauty is an amazing, wonderful thing. It's something I've always admired in people. I love the kindness and compassion they seem to have so easily *sigh*
    kc07 kc07 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    Anyone who is strong enough to take care of their child and love them unconditionally, warts and all, is a person to be admired. I want to the type of mom that my kids look up to...
    JDizzlePop JDizzlePop 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    So much of our culture and society is focused on sex and looking a certain way. Wear these clothes, be this weight, act like this! Why should I listen to you culture? I admire...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 7 Responses Oct 4

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    I knew a few special needs kids in school. I remember how mean some people could be to them and they just had this light in them. They were really nice to everyone and never gave...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    Now, I know that they aren't all as pretty as the ones I see pics of online, but I do admire the way that these people have all that they truly need to get by on and sometimes do...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Oct 6

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    Her Thai nickname is Bua meaning a Lotus flower. I've met her at a temple in the countryside in my country. She so beautiful but she'd given up the lifestyle she has to devote her...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Ben Chalatit He's a singer in Thailand he openly said to a crowd of people in the concert I went to. "Does anyone here not know that I'm gay? I'm gay!" Then he sings the song...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 10

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    Yes I am... I think a gain admirer might be more accurate.. He likes my weight gain. and my now massive fat body..
    bigtimms bigtimms 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    Not only do I admire, but I am intrigued someone with wit and intelligence. It makes a person 498372x more interesting, to the 1000000000000 power.
    Suada117 Suada117 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 12

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    The girl next door gets undressed in her bedroom with the lights on and the curtains open. Now I know you're thinking I'm a peeping tom but I'm not - I don't think. The first few...
    mannin1 mannin1 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Admire? These men have my heart. Far too many step back from parenthood and leave it up to mom. Your children NEED you. Step up to the plate.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 13

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    I worked the Fair when it came to my city just recently. I had been cleaning a food vendor, getting it ready to open for business during the twelve days the Fair would be here in...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    I really do admire those who choose not to give up. The stupid ones who are determined are a hazard though...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    Wearing a Hijab (headscarf) comes with its pros and cons, not everyone is willing to accept that you are walking around with a cloth on your head. It doesn't really make you ugly...
    aminaas aminaas 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    There is nothing that makes me feel more feminine than a man who can lead. A man who leads makes me feel safe and secure. It feels so natural to help and support him in his role...
    bunnigirl bunnigirl 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Not having one myself, I admire a man who is a good father. I think its a hard job but a rewarding one, I have helped out with fostering but do not have children on my own. I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I admire people who dare to be different. It's nothing wrong with not following a trend just because thats whats in. It's good to do what you like and act how you like, as long as...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think we all have amazing traits :) I have been judged inside and out and it's just so easy to judge from the outside but it's pretty awesome being open minded and looking at...
    cdestiel cdestiel 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    A fantasy tale When we first married she was a wild woman stubborn and unruly. She didn't care about anyone but herself. This brought a lot of tension into the relationship. We...
    00TimEP 00TimEP 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    I admire my sister: she's strong as well as confident. At least I'm strong though. She's a great older sister and I always looked up to her when we were growing up. She did some...
    SlowWhispa SlowWhispa 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Who doesn't admire wit and intelligence?
    princeofthieves123 princeofthieves123 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a woman who has breastfed her two teenagers when they were born. I am now pregnant again now and will continue that tradition of breastfeeding when my twins are born in...
    singlepregnantmom singlepregnantmom 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Occam's Razor: ‘Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate’ 14 century logician William of Ockham, a village in an English county, had a saying. A principle, actually, called...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I have had a whole wide spectrum of friends that always show me and tell me who they think is attractive, most of the time I disagree with them, and hence they call me gay, but...
    Miguelthemustang Miguelthemustang 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Don't be sad when something bad happened. We all know that nothing stays the same forever. Things happened. However, problems arise when we become attached to the way things are...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 9 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    سألت الناس عن خل وفي فقالوا ما الي هذا سبيل تمسك ان ظفرت بذيل حر فإن الحر في الدنيا قليل google its meanings...
    Amir01 Amir01 22-25, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    One of the greatest freethinkers of the enlightenment and along with James Madison the reason why we have the concept of freedom of church and state. Not only was he one of the...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    You can't make someone accept you without being yourself! You are either attractive to someone of not. It's all to do with opinion, feelings and understanding.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I would never be anyoe else, but apparently who i am is a guy people enjoy f*cking chance they get. Someone who people enjoy making up rumors about, bullshi**ing to and behind my...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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