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I Admire The Amish

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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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    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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    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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    I don't know jack **** about the Amish

    but the idea of Rumspringa seems awesome if pure. Giving youth the chance to leave and taste the world for themselves to see if they really want to be part of the community, let alone encouraging it, seems awesome. I wonder how open the communities are-- if it's as simple as...
    PunchandPie PunchandPie 22-25 Feb 4

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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 31-35, 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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    Related Experiences

    This is probably belated advice, but they've got to turn those cameras off, if they want to stay out of prison. They are far too naive to be dealing with a reality series producer...
    Ewizo Ewizo 56-60 Jul 4

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    i think i might aswell share something in this online page. not intelligence is what i admire, but that certain thing, that certain mark, that differ you from 7 billion people...
    JosueOA JosueOA 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I do and the father I admire the most is me! I feel very blessed to have a natural ability to be a good father but I also put in the effort needed to raise three very special...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Jul 2

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    I esp. admire those who have led lives of adversity, and simply get on with their lives and do not whine about what they have been through. I know there are people in EP...
    ColleenOhara ColleenOhara 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    I admire honesty but it is rear in our society.. The most people just lie because making life as simple as they can. But life is not about running to the end as fast as you...
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    Individuality is something I am very passionate about. As frustrating as some people can be in their rebelliousness, bluntness, or otherwise, you kind of have to admire that too...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I dislike girls who hate on other girls just cause their prettier, fit, or whatever instead of using that energy to be so damn negative and hating why dont you use to it to better...
    Jamila94 Jamila94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm a scientist but I also play guitar a little. I admire those who can write music, create songs, open their consciousness to common issues.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Teachers are something to Admire. There so intelligent and sophisticated. I like older teachers and I always wanted to have a thing with a teacher.
    AustinLol69 AustinLol69 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Beauty, like in the movie The Last Samurai. What's not to admire about one's devotion to their culture, cultural values, even to the death. Then there is the romance that takes...
    letsexperience letsexperience 56-60, M Jul 1

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    I do admire wit and intelligence, but I can't say being that way ever got me the things I want most in life, which is a great woman and a family. I can't speak for the rest of...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Not only do I admire wit and intelligence, I really don't much like talking to people who don't possess these traits. I don't think you have to be a rocket scientist to be witty.
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I've always admired people who did cuz I don't I thought it was better to have both but my mom makes up for it and all my other family.so I can't complain.☺️
    Tyelioo Tyelioo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I guess this one of those redundant groups. I would think that it goes without saying that you would rather hear the truth than be lied to that you admire honesty, right? I don't...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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    I admire these traits so much, I forget to balance them with kindness and compassion. And yet, if you add wit and intelligence with kindness and compassion, the most extraordinary...
    anarchycupcakes anarchycupcakes 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    I admire my mother .She got married when she was 19 and I was born a year after .She sacrificed a lot for the family.She was the one who told me stories and inspired me to become...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I admire teachers especially my mom whose a special education teacher I think it takes a special person to be one.
    csg0219 csg0219 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I never really understood why my friends found all the girls they liked so attractive. They were popular, beautiful, but not worth talking about everyday? I realized that I admire...
    HumanAsPossible HumanAsPossible 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Yes, I really do admire wit and intelligence a lot, and some day I might even display some.
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I truly admire those people who can just stand in front of a crowd and be themselves withouth doubts or fear or being afraid if he/she is going to be accepted. Not hiding behind a...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I hope you'll understand when I say that IQ's don't impress me. I want a smart man, who can talk about anything. Who's intelligence and craving for knowledge has no limitations. I...
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    "I admire wit and intelligence" *adds everyone to your circle that has a picture of their boobs and butt hanging out with ONLY mature experiences.*
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Who doesn't admire someone with brains and wit. Talking to someone who is intelligent and witty are the ones I'm naturally drawn to. I feel that talking to someone who doesn't care...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Yes ...I admire nurses. Most work long hours and are very under appreciated people. God bless you for what you do, it's very important..... Thank you to all the nurses out there...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Man's sharp mind makes him irresistible. Show me a man who talks with sense and surely I will admire him. A man's beautiful mind is really a turn on ....
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 37 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm 15 and want to when I am older become a nudist but I don't know any nudists and my family are not nudists, I want to be one a nudist now to me the sooner the better, what...
    annonymous1999 annonymous1999 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    To sum up everything in just a few words.....i would not be the woman i am had it not been for the astounding,remarkable woman my mother is. she is the perfect example of a Godly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16

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    Outer beauty is a fading facet of life, but inner beauty that comes from a pure heart and soul last forever. I admire people who are gentle and loving. They inspire me to become a...
    bestillandknow1 bestillandknow1 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Seeking to understand is something I strive for and I know how difficult it is. That is why I admire it so much in others.
    GoodLyndi GoodLyndi 41-45 1 Response Jul 16

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    Big props go out to those single mothers out there. They've got to be the father and mother of the family and that has got to be sooo tough. Not only that, but single mothers are...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I definitely admire single moms. I was a single mom when I was 16 and in high school. I have two pregnant daughters that are soon to be single mothers. I give them all of my...
    bustymomanddaughter bustymomanddaughter 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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 5 days ago

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    I admire any tattoo that has meaning
    Georgiakh Georgiakh 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 18 hrs ago

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    My wife is strong and confident My wife is head of our household My wife controls all finances and gives me an allowance My wife makes sure i respect all women My wife makes sure i...
    Humblesissy Humblesissy 46-50, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    And yet im never dumber than when I try to be smart.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I like simplicity cause i am simple too ;) I don't waste money on buying those expensive goggles or sunglasses, expensive hair gels or other expensive things. I don't waste my...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M