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I Admire The Amish

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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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    I Am Watching A Documentary And Find It So Interesting

    I think that their way of life is under-estimated to be honest. I do not know if I could live it or for how long but I would love to experience it to see what its really like... in this documentary a young group of Amish go to UK and share time with ordinary english people in a...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Sep 16, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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 9 Responses May 2, 2010

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    Ever since I was little I admired Dr King. I remember recite some of his "I Have a Dream" speech when I was around seven. In my adult life, I admire him even more. He was educated...
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    I'm very curious to know if men truly do admire inner beauty vs outer beauty. I hear this often," men admire inner beauty", but society doesn't back this up. Physical beauty is...
    Paris46 Paris46 46-50, F 23 Responses Dec 4

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    I love to draw I love drawing I like drawing I like to draw All of these groups exist on EP and there is the ability to create new groups easily. So why is the "I admire wit and...
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    I admire people who take time to improve themselves. There is this lady in my group who always looks so beat, so good. When I see her I admire the fact that with all the stress in...
    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F Dec 16

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    Santa is AMAZING!!!I have been thinking a lot about this because it is December and Christmas is this week so play along alright!It looks like the one positive healthy relationship...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always been sort of jealous of people who weren't afraid to be who they were. I've gone through life being afraid of other people's opinions, so I sort of have this thing...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    The fact is only a shallow idiot would NOT admire inner beauty. Inner beauty can actually make an unattractive person look beautiful, at least to me.
    fukubus fukubus 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 2

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    I admire Fungirlmmm. She writes great stories and I once lived in a 5 county area that didn't have as many people in it, as she has EP friends. :)
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 2

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    When he wasn't working as a young policeman, Stan was would usually be found in either a pair of oil stained overalls, working on the endless task of tinkering with his Triumph...
    ledertal ledertal 51-55, M Dec 3

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    I admire wit and intelligence ONLY when it is accompanied by the heart and soul.
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 11 Responses Dec 6

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    Although I support women empowerment and independence, I am not a feminist per se. I believe men and women have roles and should treat each other with respect but in today's modern...
    WeberFerguson WeberFerguson 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    (Sketch attached, half way done) If it is a question on pain, then we've all had our fair share of sharp bitter truths. If it a question of beauty, then everyone has something...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 14 Responses Dec 8

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    I admire *** and Intelligence as well!
    fiery47 fiery47 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I admire strong and confident women, and I'm never afraid of them. Despite being confident, stubborn at times, they also have a feminine side. And that's what they wish a...
    Pasli45 Pasli45 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I truly admire inner beauty. For me, beauty isn't all about facial, bootylicious and that kind of stuff..... It's truly so hard to find. If u can Identify a woman with that inner...
    Pasli45 Pasli45 41-45, M Dec 11

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    I didn't draw this and it doesn't belong in "I admire Wit and Intelligence" but I'm an attention ***** so here it is. Spam isn't the best quality meat you can get, but all of the...
    Wilbury Wilbury 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I know this guy. Let's call him Reese. Reese is a full time college student. He also works full time. He is popular. He won homecoming king this year. He's a really sweet man. Very...
    groundcraze groundcraze 22-25, F Dec 15

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    I really admire a man who can cook and loves to cook. Maybe it's not a coincidence that my boyfriend wants to be an executive chef for a living lol
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I admire it because I have found that despite what it says, common sense is not, in fact, that common. It is not a matter of a person's intellectual capacity or where they went to...
    wyolatex wyolatex 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    i really admire lyndie but i dont know how to show it, i believe if she saw what is growing in my heart she would be shocked. but at the same time i know i have no chance, to me...
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Yup.. exactly what the title says. I've never known and probably never will know what it's like to have a good father. I've grown up with a negative abusive dad my whole life.. he...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i like ppl who are smart, but i sometimes dont feel like im as smart as other ppl are. i think my husband is smarter than me, although it really gets on my nerves when he says...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm role playing with a guy right now about us being huge and me fattening him up and on the way I get fatter too and I am honestly so turned on right now
    nutellaribbonwhales nutellaribbonwhales 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    There is just something about having a gut. I feel much better about myself now than when I was skinny.
    coolsean1 coolsean1 18-21, M Nov 26

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    (Drawing attached) The important thing isn't to arrive at tomorrow, it is to keep moving forward. As long as you're moving forward, you will get there, and there might be a lot...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 28 Responses Nov 26

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    One thing I've never ever regretted: All the time, effort, love, affection, care I put in when my son was a kid and needed it. The play time, the story reading, the teeth brushing...
    Zabecki Zabecki 51-55, M 6 Responses Nov 26

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    Really good coverage of the Ferguson incident. Never expect anything less from Amy Goodman and Democracy Now. (11-25-14) http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2014/11/25 (11-26-24...
    ebolarama ebolarama 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 26

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    im trying really hard to get fat.
    jimcollinsworth13 jimcollinsworth13 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    You have to change your parenting style when your children grow up.From guiding your children,you have to be advising them.If they don't listen.well you can't do much.Of course...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    I think it's pretty damn incredible how daft people can actually be. Especially people in my generation who rely on google and wikipedia for the answers in life. So when I meet...
    TheRockettTheory TheRockettTheory 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 27

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    my daugther allways in to something allway have to give her smack never learns
    ROWELLLISA421 ROWELLLISA421 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    Wit is important since it's not boring and the habit makes conversations or meetings more delightful. Intelligence is a must have attribute since it saves time in making one...
    thesnug thesnug 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    My dad has been an amazing example to me. I love him! I was gone for 18 months in a situation where I could only email once a week, and could only talk face to face twice a year...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    Shane's been a personal hero of mine since seeing the documentary "Bridegroom" and seeing the horrible tragedy he faced and the courage he showed to overcome and become a champion...
    wannabelikethecoolkids wannabelikethecoolkids 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I love people who are honest to me! (: It shows me i can trust them (:
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F Nov 27

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    I'm not a smart person and all of my friends are. It makes me feel like I need to work harder than I am but I'm actually doing pretty good... Unless you count procrastination
    imjustme1725 imjustme1725 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 22 Responses Nov 27

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    True beauty is that wich shines outside from within. Peace and love for everyone.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    You can look close to flawless on the outside but if your personality and your outlook on things is ****, then forget it. If you are beautiful on the inside then it makes you so...
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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