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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    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


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


    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...
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 11, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    Mar 20, 2014


     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
    4 Responses Nov 29, 2009

    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

    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
    6 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    “To begin with,” he said heavily,

    “you’ve got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull, and your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself.” The young gulls looked at him quizzically. Come on, they thought, this doesn’t...
    Arkimede Arkimede
    46-50, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2015

    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

    Scratch A Cynic

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

    ...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
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    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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