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I Admire Intellectuals

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love intellectuals who can keep up with friendly banter, those who can dish it out and take it. I love geeky humor and live for exchanging razor sharp wit with someone who gets...
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68 41-45 1 Response Aug 4

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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 6 hrs ago

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    I really admire people that have found themselves ... That have found their uniqueness and are so happy in their own skin, they don't care what others think about them... I admire...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mom is witty... very critical and analytical yet soft-hearted in a way. She used to tell me her stories of yore, and I would admire how much she had grown from her obstacles...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 1 Response Aug 10

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    his wit and intelligence is what i admire about him first, then i came to know him better and like what i see/discover about him... baby steps i came to love him, even his flaws...
    micz521 micz521 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Well obviously. I'd hardly admire stupidity, would I? What would be the point in admiring stupid people? You wouldn't be able to learn anything from them. THAT ISN'T SAYING that if...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I admire ME cause I am knocking myself out being a good father newly separated. My experience ... There is not a single advantage being a single Dad. Newly separated and going from...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are different types of courage. I admire people in adversity who have the courage to walk many kilometres each day for a few hours work at really crap wages, and take the...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I admire any tattoo that has meaning
    Georgiakh Georgiakh 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I admire people who are generous, kind, and who sometimes put others need above their own. I love soft hearted people. People associate kindness with weakness. However I believe...
    laurielala11 laurielala11 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    Who are we kidding. OF COURSE, we admire a MAN who is a GOOD FATHER. A male who isn't a good father is a ***** donor and has no right to be called a man. Real men raise their...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Dammit. I'm going to start behaving with a little more self-respect starting now. No more fawning over him, he doesn't want me. That's fine. No recriminations. But I will have...
    Specificity Specificity 36-40, F Jul 26

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    I genuinely admire people who stay strong throughout everything, even when they have every right to break down, give up, just say f it. I want to be like that one day, it's just so...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I am an only child and I grew up with my Mom although I live with my Grandparents now. My Mom dated a lot when I was younger and some of the guys were not that great. She had a...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I especially admire witty intelligence. This isn't me. I am corny as a Libby's can of corn.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I have been fortunate enough to have a long line of men in my family that I have admired and learned cooking from. There's something amazing about how they create a dish. It's...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Who doesn't admire this! It makes you think how good of a parent you want to be when you see people being great parents! It makes me have high expectations for when I might have...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I do do admire wit and intelligence. It is the only certainty I have that cats who respond to my posts are not obsessed with spectacular breasts.
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 1

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    I Particularly admire wit and intelligence on The Experience Project. It is the only time I can truly enjoy an authentic, woman to man, intellectually, stimulating conversation...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    I not only admire wit and intelligence, I find it highly attractive. To connect on a physical level is great, but to connect on a mental level too is far more rewarding. If you can...
    ThePhilogynist ThePhilogynist 36-40, M 10 Responses Aug 1

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    I really admire people who never lose their temper. I hate it when it happens to me. I feel stupid and defeated by my inside demons.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I wanted to put this in my status, but it's too long for there, so I might as well post it here... Because, I admire his wit and intelligence! “Most people are other people...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    i love to admire woman if she is properly clothed ,it increase her beauty, and makes her gorgeous
    veryunusual1 veryunusual1 26-30, M Aug 7

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    I admire wit and intelligence when it's apart of a person's personality and thoughts cause it means more interesting talks and less explaining each other.
    Matchitehew Matchitehew 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I admire a great tattoo as a ink lover myself I have my back piece I am currently having done . I want my sleeves done and my chest plates. I am a work in progress and I have a...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I believe every person is beautiful in they own special way Love to give a compliment when I see how people care for them self Sometimes some ppl get me wrong But I think that's...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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    I myself don't have any tattoos (it would most likely be the names of my children if I did), but I truly admire the artistry shown in the more colorful tattoos that some people...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Aug 10

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    I admire men with balanced IQ and EQ. Men who won't easily get upset and most of all, men with kind and compassionate hearts. They are not so many but they're a treasure to keep...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 17 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm going to cause a lot of people to roll their eyes in utter disgust with this post, but I admire a man with a high IQ AND does well academically. Smart boys be makin' dat paper...
    miumiuganda miumiuganda 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I admire wit and intelligence to a point, but then there are the arrogant people who believe they are above everyone else.
    nochurchinthewild nochurchinthewild 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Admire is a strong word, like, I like unusual and intellectual people.
    SeanJohnston SeanJohnston 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Actually not always a father, but also a good brother / cousin. I love to see a man who plays happily with his little brother/sister/cousin/etc. Basically, I admire a man who loves...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I was sitting on a bench at a fair when this disabled boy walked bye. He had a problem walking and a mental problem. I smiled at him as he walked bye he smiled back and he stopped...
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F a week ago

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    I think people that only admire the outta beauty of girl such as her boobs or a big butt is an ******* and girls that would only date a guy with good looks and a six-pack, swag as...
    XxWolfGirlMidnightxX XxWolfGirlMidnightxX 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I also admire humor. Earlier this morning I was driving somewhere and I came up on this car on one side of the bumper it read mean people suck on the other side it said nice people...
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do admire maturity, maturity to me, means having as little bias as possible, accepting people, being respectful, and being an example of a good person.
    Tilou420 Tilou420 13-15, F 23 hrs 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 14 hrs ago

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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 13 hrs ago

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    Confidence. How do I gain it?
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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 6 hrs ago