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I Admire The Amish

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    Amish Simplicity

    Since my best friend is Amish.....I've come to learn a lot about them and their ways.  Their lifestyle is so simple and pure.  The don't care about material things and see the best in others.  They work hard, love each other dearly, and aren't concerned about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 2, 2010

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    I love their pure way of living but I don't think I could live without my modern way of living.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2010

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    Forgiveness

    Having a graduate degree, I obviously don't agree with the Amish view on education. But, I do admire their view on forgiveness. The Nickle Mines tragedy reminded me that forgiveness for anything is possible...if you want it. To free yourself from the bondage of hate, anger, and...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F Oct 17, 2013

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    The Simple People

    It is good to see them keeping family at the heart of their homes and their community. The quite ways working for works own reward.I greatly admire the simple ways and the ideas they put into practice.
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    I Love Their Devotion To The Lord

    I have always admired the Amish.  I sometimes feel like I wanted or at least wish I could be that disiplined but I'm not.  I think living that simple life is really cool.  Just think how much we'd save on our utility bills to not have all of these electrical...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 7 Responses May 22, 2010

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    Even though my mother has passed away, I loved and admired my mother very mother very much. She taught me many things in life. She was a very nice and lovely woman, sexy, loved...
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    I don't put woman in a class. I respect a woman who is down to earth and genuine. No upper or lower class just a decent human being.I admire and respect all women who are decent to...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    And they admire me. (so how you doin'?)
    duh11 duh11 41-45, M Mar 30

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    I have adopted three boys and I have three boys of my own. I admire others who have adopted kids of their own. It is such a blessing to be a parent the natural or adoption way...
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    I've been on this E P site for many years. I've made many wonderful friendships, with real wonderful women as well as many men.Like making a pie, you need to sift through the real...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 5

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    Just about everyone is in the I admire wit and intelligence group, that's quite funny isn't it.
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    If people can be open minded about various things just a tiny bit a whole lot of things can be easier for a lot of people. I really admire people who can be open minded about...
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    I admire honesty. For many people it seems like a hard thing to give. Honesty is the best policy even if what we have to say might be difficult to say.
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    I admire her strength, her softness, and her ability to make people feel as if they matter. She taught me independence and value. She is the reason I'm still standing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I have some intelligent and nice friends, I can see their beauty from inside and out. they are priceless! I admire and adore them! I am thankful to have them as my friends...
    thankfully22 thankfully22 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I more than admire it. To me Honesty is the most important part of any relationship. I especially believe honesty is required in a boyfriend/girlfriend or Husband/Wife relationship...
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    I more than admire it. I find it very important to just be honest with people. I find it far more fulfilling when you just let yourself go and be honest with people. Obviously i'm...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I'm really bad a reading people so it's hard for me to tell if someone is lying.. So I really admire people who are always honest and sincere with they're words. Though it's a hard...
    Foreverlucia Foreverlucia 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Now not everything he says or stands for I agree with but one thing I do admire is his ability to "mix it up". In the UK we've had decades of scripted robots who repeat the same...
    ImaginationsTheKey ImaginationsTheKey 26-30, M Apr 17

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    Egypt, Rome, Greece, Sumeria, Phoenicia, Persia, Celts, Germans, The Vedic Indians All these cultures are so fascinating and mysterious, there is a great appeal about them that I...
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    I really admired my mother when she was on earth and now in Heaven. My mother was a Christian and a Christ like example for me to see and copy her philosophy on many topics. She...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    There is this guy who works at a movie theater I frequent. He is a middle aged guy...you wouldn't give him a second glance. He is very soft spoken. When you order a popcorn...it...
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    I do very much admire it. Although I honestly don't see a lot of true originality anymore these days. Many prefer to follow the crowds, movements, fads, what's popular, who's...
    NowForever NowForever 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    strong emotionally n mentally.. because life is nt gonna be easy and easier with time.. confidence is sexy.. arrogance is a huge turn off.. to hve the correct amount of confidence...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Mar 26

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    Too me that is the best kind. I want to give my heart to someone that feels the same way I do. I love the feeling of a great friendship and would like to find the friend and love...
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    Dear Woman...Truly,FaitAccomp1i
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    I have a sub who's done the following wrong: History of cutting, Sneaking out, Skipping class, Underage drinking , Getting stopped by the police, Talking back- how do you think...
    mistreszmayhem mistreszmayhem 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    The only thing common about common sense is that it isn't common..
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I could watch them during hours..Without saying anything. ...I was an energetic child but when it was about observing them I was very quiet....I wasn't thinking a lot but just...
    TheLazyBrownBambina2 TheLazyBrownBambina2 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Sometimes it helps me just stop, take a second, and think about life in general.
    metallic28 metallic28 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 27

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