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I Am An Idealist

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    I'm an idealist, realist

    and a cynic. I don't find them to be mutually exclusive traits. The idealistic me likes to believe the best of people. The realistic me understands that there are people who think nothing of using other people for their personal gain. The cynical me thinks that every person...
    paddfot paddfot 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2015

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    People, human beings,

    are meant for so much more. They, we, can be great. We can achieve things together that seem impossible now. But at the time I'm writing this, it seems that the majority of people are not even decent. They're so angry at themselves and at others, so caught up in day to day...
    oakenbras oakenbras 18-21, M Mar 20, 2014

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    Can't Fight the Revolution

    I could write a lot on this topic, but I am supposed to be writing and essay (two actually, among other things as well) right now. Later, I hope, I will write about it more in-depth. When it comes down to it, whether people external to me perceive it or not (I suppose I have...
    Fahrenheit Fahrenheit 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    I am idealistic, and I dont care what

    so called "Realists" say. I dont need phony realists telling me how things are based on how things are, when I know how things appear to be
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Jan 24

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    The Good

    I am an idealist in the fact that I believe that deep down, everyone will always choose the good in themselves over the bad....
    meyeluv meyeluv 26-30, F Jun 4, 2008

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    Perfect

    I think that nothing ever can be perfect. There is always something that can be better. It doesnt matter how god you do something. It could always be better. But i always try to make everything perfect. i dont do much things, but if i do something, then i know how it should be...
    13hiatall 13hiatall 18-21, M Jul 24, 2010

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    Love and Peace

    In my young adult life, I believed this world could be a better place.  If everyone felt loved,  then love could bring peace.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    Complicate

    The problems of the world always seem an easy fix to me. Teach the hungry to grow food; teach the poor that only socioeconomics place that label, as long as the basic needs are met, and you have love, you are not poor; teach the war ridden that, at any cost, you can't force your...
    LKB4ULP LKB4ULP 31-35, F 1 Response May 11, 2012

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    Utopian

     I often have really clear ideas about the way things should be. One of the things I imagine a is a kinder, more understanding, respectful, and humanitarian world where everyone cares and looks out for each other and where no one feels stranded and alone. I'm an idealist...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 4 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    harrumphed harrumphed 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

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    It's true. I idealize

    and go into my dream world a lot of the time, and I have my Utopia planned out in my head, literally.
    MajesticMia MajesticMia 16-17, F Jan 25, 2015

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    I am an idealist, some may call me

    that in a derogatory way, meaning that I am unrealistic, and unable to cope with reality, that I am a dreamer. But I am not unrealistic, I acknowledge reality, I simply don't accept it. I greatly admire people like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela and many...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 26, 2015

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    ...ideally I would live with huge view filled

    windows - ( that didn't open) ....probably close to the ground ...(and may be even shatter proof) ...😉
    mcconchiea mcconchiea 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2015

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    Jaded Idealists?

    The lights come up on center stage.  A man stands alone looking at the audience--- Man:  Is it possible to be a Jaded Idealist?  You see, I am still an idealist, I see the world through rose tinted glasses... or at least I think I do.  The trouble is...
    Elf Elf 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    Craving What Is Not

    The world never seems to be enough - I have always longed for a better one, more harmonious, more enchanted. A utopia of culture and dignity, close group of sensitive and deep people around me. Accepting reality is hard sometimes. I ask myself: Why can't people be more...
    noxlucida noxlucida 22-25 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    Is It Worth The Effort?

    I suppose at my age I really have to ask whether I should expend effort on certain things or just let it go. Of course some things like traffic road rage incidents are pretty obvious. Let them win, who cares. They may even have a gun. You just never know anymore. The problem I...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    Idealist And Proud.

    I'm an idealist, and I hope age does not take that away from me. Many great men (and women) in this world achieved what they did because they did not give up on their goal and their ideals. I hope I do not either. Fraser
    MrWantMe MrWantMe 18-21, M Nov 27, 2011

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    Scratch A Cynic

    And you'll find a disappointed idealist.
    LoftyDreamer LoftyDreamer 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    This is for mom and dad from Britney

    and I... I saw the hands of time rewind only to unveil what life should've really meant... I thank God each day that he gave me a sister to share my life, things, and parents with. As children we'd walk the walkway to school, wide eyed, long haired, small, smart, and so...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    I Am An Idealist

    I believe myself to be An Idealist. What I believe I feel I would become, it's something Bruce Lee said. I always keep my focus on my goals and make it my life Mission to achieve them and to make more goals, and try to make a difference in my life and the lives of others. Tho at...
    SnowManKnight SnowManKnight 22-25, M Mar 14, 2012

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    I loosely remember seeing a quote or something that read along the lines of, "The life of a idealistic dreamer is both the bost beautiful and yet the saddest. They see the most...
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