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I Am Searching For Wisdom

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    When Did We Stop Expecting Wisdom In Our Leaders?

    In early societies, the elders with wisdom would guide/rule their people. Now it seems who ever has the most money has the power to rule and those with the ethics and wisdom are pushed aside. It seems like it has been a long process of brainwashing people into thinking what is...
    Insearchofmore Insearchofmore 51-55, M Mar 10, 2012

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    Isn't Everybody? ...

    Isn't everybody? She keeps illuding us, though...
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    Searchin' For Wisdom

    Searchin' for wisdom,Am,All the time,The more I find,The more I want,That my friends,Keeps me searchin'.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Aug 24, 2012

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    Aren't We All?

    the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.i am finding that to be true. God does know The Way;the answer to all of life's questions[tho i may not get all of em here on earth],the reason and purpose for my being..i think getting into a personal relationship with Him is...
    papolina papolina 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2009

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    Is It Wise To Not Change When Things Are Not The Way You Had Hoped?

    We have enrolled over 13,000 new entrepreneurs in as little as 9 weeks. While, over half have had absolutely no experience and the everyday average person has finally been given the chance to LAUNCH their own career or simply put their own business on the front page of Google...
    RussCampbell RussCampbell 41-45, M Jan 10, 2012

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    The Box

    A long time ago in the land of hushabye Around about the wonderous days of yore There came across a sort of box Bound up with chains and locked with locks And lableled, "Kindly do not touch. It's war." A cree was issued round about with a flourish and a shout And a...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    More Tid Bits

    Found some more bits of wisdom when cleaning out a box. Again not my work but thought I would share with the project.He who greases his wheel helps his oxen Heroes are bred in lands where livelihood comes hard Every rooster crows on his own dunghill No legacy so rich as honesty...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    What Happened To Kindness?

    I always think in our constantly changing world where values ​​are ridiculed, ignored or neglected, where men and women are rattling at the mercy of events, where the value of a word decreases dangerously, where respect for elders tends to disappear seriously, where the image...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    I Am So Different.

    Hello all, I have felt different than others since I was a toddler. To try to explain this to a reg human being feels useless. I learned how to fake it early on, how to hide and also appear to fit in, but have never felt true connection to others. I have been studying ancient...
    bheron1 bheron1 51-55 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Life is really simple,

    but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    The Prettiness Of Nature Is Sturdily Related To The Spiritual

    It seems that it is in mans nature to live a spiritual lifestyle We need very much to live a meaningful life and therefore we look to find purpose in our lives Religion is simply a system devised to live your life according to the meaning that you have envisioned for your life...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    I Am Still Looking For It

    I guess I may be closer but at the same time far from it.  Perhaps it is inside me and I just have to rediscovered.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    This Is Kinda Where I Am Right Now

    Working on so many of these...find it inspirational to re-read it often. A Time Comes A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH...
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    Intelligence Vs Wisdom

    "Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to use it in a fruit salad" Now, my own observation. Intelligence may be taken, but wisdom is more demure and prefers to be chased.
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 2 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    African Wisdom

    I picked this up somewhere along my travels. It's not my work but it is still good so I thought I would share it here.  A Bitter Heart Devours It's Owner A Negligent Man Starves In The Midst Of Abundance It Is The Rainy Season That Gives Wealth One Does Not Have To Learn How...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M Jan 8, 2011

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    Wisdom...in A Quote.

    "It's not lies, just marketing"
    Kris99 Kris99 36-40, F Nov 5, 2010

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    Wisdom, What Is This Thing We Call Wisdom?

    I have to admit that I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between a wise person and someone who has a hidden agenda right now. I do know that it would be nice to have someone who can guide me to the right path because I am stuck in the middle of the woods right...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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    Life Long Search

    The comic Steven Wright joked, "I have a large sea shell collection which I keep scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you've seen it." I think wisdom might be a lot like those shells, scattered all over the world. A little bit here, a little bit there...
    outercalm outercalm 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Don't Envy

     Sometimes we envy others. We look at people we know and just wish we had what they have, even though most of the times we see a surface only. I was like that too, I tended to envy others especially successful and wealthy people. This view changed and you will see what I...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 7, 2010

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    Dunno How I Got Into This Group.

    umm...yeah, i'm pretty immature, so a little wisdom should help. Not  actively searching for wisdom though. sorry
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    Found It!!!

    It was down between the cushions of "I know I know nothing" and "the greatest thing is just to love and be loved in return" on the couch of "follow your own bliss"...   a little too abstract...a little too wise...it is time to kiss the earth once again...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 9 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Searching? Hmm I don't know. :P I love playing with the authority! Whether it is the teachers, my parents or any adults, I test them and try to reach their limits. I don't know...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Do you ever feel that you are searching for something ? For a long time I was searching for happiness , I thought that maybe it was a place , a thing or a person . It was an...
    ManitobaRain ManitobaRain 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I feel lonely at times. It's because I don't have anything to do. Sure there's my sister and all but I'm talking about something to enjoy. I don't have a talent so I don't really...
    AnEverWonderer AnEverWonderer 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've done pretty well on my own. It just gets difficult at times when there isn't anyone right there with you. Online friends are great. But they don't suffice the close connection...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    Everyone needs a reason to feel it's worth breathing in the air around them. For myself, it looks like it'll take something unexpected and extraordinary to feel I have a purpose...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M Jul 2

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    Not having any success in my dating life. And so frustrated I'm overthinking all my past relationships. I feel bad at the same time because I was talking to a guy and I'm pretty...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I'm 26.. I'm a girl. . I'm married. . I have 1 son and a baby on the way. . Live in the USA on the west coast. . I would give anything for a best friend that is possibly...
    AmaiXAshuri AmaiXAshuri 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I realised how freedom from much anguish and pain comes, and many people might not like. Freedom comes from being thankful and content. I have struggled with my life because I saw...
    GodAlwaysLovesMe GodAlwaysLovesMe 18-21, M Jul 11

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    I believe in God, but not in the image painted by the religions of the world. I don't believe in the man who sits on a throne and is surrounded by singing beings. I don't believe...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I have never felt so...so alone. I need love in my life...any interested boys?
    Moonywolf Moonywolf 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I'm suffering from lack of focusing & doing things for a VERY long time. Till I left my family for my high school education, I was simply living in my bed. I was intelligent, I...
    tewkel59 tewkel59 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    If your searching for a Tough, fun we*dgie mas*ter, then your search is over! Teenage EXPERIENCED Mas*ter who is great at contr*olling slav*es and has extraordinary wed*gie...
    thatguy218 thatguy218 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Needless to say, my to start with recommendation is to really consider your reason behind starting off school; massage therapy is this kind of a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm a lone wolf looking for a pack in or around the Leicester area. Ive been a lone wolf for years now and have been searching for a while now
    Kagerune Kagerune 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The search never really ends though does it? At least for me I find the answers to one set of questions but those answers tend to raise more questions. On and on it goes...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Between my 8th grade and freshman years of high school, I took an online class called "philosophy and pop culture." It taught basic theories and principles of philosophy as well as...
    WhimsicalWerd WhimsicalWerd 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am studying the wiccan/pagan religion I also am interested in necromancy. I belong to a small coven where I am learning the craft of witchcraft hope to meet like minded friends...
    Berkana Berkana 46-50, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I will always remember all the things which my grandpa, my mother and every elderly in my life has shared with me. I consider my mom, my book of wisdom. We lost her 5 years ago...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I have never been afraid of the Dentist, I had a wisdom tooth that was coming up and I was really hurting so I went to the dentist he did an x-ray and told me that I needed surgery...
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Totally...that is what I always seek.That wisdom that has been there forever,telling what really matters to us,humans. We are all in this together,so hug your brother and sister...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Ok so its been awhile since ive posted anything about my abilies,so i figured today i should. Early this morning. At 5:15am July 10th. I was up watching Netflix. And finished...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Just had 4 of them removed today! I feel pretty exhausted, but otherwise, I'm fine. I still miss chewing on good food though; for now, I guess congee will do =/
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F Jul 7

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    There is much to be learnt and we will never have time to take it all in (for those that want to). So many people have passed through this world and become giants in philosophy.
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M Jul 15

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    "Be strong enough to let go & patient enough to wait for what you deserve." ~Unknown
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 19

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    "EVERYONE makes mistakes in life, but doesn't mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad people, it...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 19

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    "The only reason people take you for granted is because they assume you'll always be there." ~Unknown
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 19

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    "I've been walked on, used, and forgotten, and I don't regret one moment of it, because in those moments I've learned a lot. I've learned who I can trust and can't. I've learned...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 19

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    “How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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