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I Find Wisdom In the Absurd and the Abstract

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    In poverty and other misfortunes of life,

    true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. Aristotle
    jml2000 jml2000 61-65, M Mar 19, 2015

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    Comfort Zone

    In life we tend to establish our comfort zones and before we know it, we are content living withing those boundaries. There are times when you stop living life and retrieve to an "automatic pilot" mode, day in and day out. You are "content" because there is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Finding Myself

    I need to find myself. No, really. I had an out-of-body experience and my body wandered off and now I have no idea where it is.  
    Orafoura Orafoura 66-70, M 6 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Rasputin Or Sartre?

    I see someone clicked Rasputin on one of my polls asking who had the wisest and most mesmerizing eyes. And while I appreciate Rasputin historically, and believe he was the closest thing to a prophet we've had in recent memory, his eyes don't stack up to Sartre's, in my opinion...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    The Nature of Wisdom Is Nature

    The nature of wisdom is nature. When you lift a rock hoping to uncover wisdom, you become the rock and uncover the wisdom found within yourself. There’s nothing to be found in the world that is not already hidden deep within yourself.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Finding Myself

    I have spent the first 26 years of my life trying to find myself, and it turns out that all this time I have been in the one place I never thought to look--my closet. And no, I won’t come out of the closet, because not only am I not gay, but I have nothing to wear.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 12 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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    Everything that irritates us about others can

    lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
    jml2000 jml2000 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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    Scrambled Eggs

    I’m glad scrambled eggs don’t have lips, because when I’m grinning over a hearty breakfast, it would really freak me out to see my breakfast grinning back. I’ve eaten a man for less than that.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Searching For Truth

    A lot of people go searching for "Truth." But they can't be searching too hard, because very few of them ever think to look under my bed.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 30 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Learning From Music

    My top rated Music playlist, containing hundreds of songs, is always on random. While thinking, it always feels like the songs that are chosen are relevent to my thoughts, and usually provides insight to any problems i am thinking about. It never seizes to amaze me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 6, 2010

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    Hi Dearest

    Hello my dear; my name is lina, I am a young single girl never married seeking for a long time relationship i am very happy to read your profile and i am interested in you, so please you can contact me true this my email linajohn023//@//yahoo//.//co//.//uk so that i can send...
    linajohn linajohn 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    Just Askin'....

     If you get down and boogie oogie oogie in the place where you vote, does that make you a poll dancer?
    celerystalk3000 celerystalk3000 36-40 12 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    Wisdom

    1 Corinthians 4:10 (English Standard Version) 10(A) We are fools for Christ’s sake, but(B) you are wise in Christ.(C) We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. I would rather be a fool by worlds standards and seen as wise by my father in...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F Apr 15, 2011

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    Conversations

    I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises. But I don't want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That's why I'm constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23, 2008

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    Toilet Paper

    If my name were Toilet Paper, I don’t think I’d want many people using my name. But I would introduce myself in this way: Hi, my name is Toilet Paper, and you know how I roll. I’m over the top, baby.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 23 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Not Sure Why

    i love to see something realy abstract and totally weird, to feel and understand it gives great insight into life, like for example a painting if you can see from the artists perspective, that artist is an individualist and a bringer of change. I find the absurd and the abstract...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Something About That

    Something about the absurd and abstract is interesting. Although I might not find wisdom in it, I believe everything has wisdom; it just depends on how you look at it, how you see it. Since everyone is going to see something different than you, everyone can take away...
    TheAsianSensation TheAsianSensation 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    A Professional Non-thinker

    I think it would be rewarding to be a professional non-thinker, because I’m always trying to do the exact opposite of work. So I might as well spend eight hours a day deep in thought. Plus, I think it would be marvelous to hear my boss scream, “What are you doing...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2008

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    My Destiny Weighs Sixteen Pounds

    I have decided to take destiny in my own hands tonight. That's right, tonight I'm going bowling. I guess that means my destiny is a bowling ball. And as far as I can tell, there are only three holes in that theory. But there is nothing wrong with a sixteen pound theory. But I'll...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 13 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    Crying Trees

    I’ve never seen a tree cry, but if I were to see one, I’m not sure I’d offer it a tissue, for fear that it would just make it cry harder.
    Orafoura Orafoura 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Answers Are Everywhere.

    I have a strong believe now more than ever that answers are everywhere. They exist in everything. In anime, in songs, in television, in chatting, in video games...In basically everything. People might find it absurd, but to me, it isn't so.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Eulogy

    I want to write my own eulogy, and I want to write it in Latin. It seems only fitting to read a dead language at my funeral.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    The Match

         “Be like a match,” Orafoura said, “that is afraid of gasoline. That match will never strike out at its fear, for it knows that exposing itself will only shorten its life.”    “No,” I said. “It’s best...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Comfort Zone

    In life we tend to establish our comfort zones and before we know it, we are content living withing those boundaries. There are times when you stop living life and retrieve to an "automatic pilot" mode, day in and day out. You are "content" because there is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2009

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    Time/Money

    If time is money, then I wish my wallet were as full as my watch, which seems to have all the time in the world. Actually, on a scale from Nothing to Everything, with Something being in the exact middle, money isn’t Everything, but it does fall somewhere between...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    What's In a Name?

    I often wonder what’s in a name. Does a name really represent the person? I don’t think so, otherwise we could clone humans simply by naming our kids all John Smith. And, if our names really summed us up and identified us with all our traits and characteristics...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 31-35, M 14 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    I find female sexual sadistic serial killers fascinating. am reading about female as guards and their crimes against humanity.
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    This is my ultimate fantasy. To find a man who finds haircuts and short hair as arousing as I do. He would keep his hair short or shaved for me, and in return he is in complete...
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    I was 16 when I got my wisdom teeth removed. I had two teeth that were normal, and two that were impacted. All four were taken out at once. All went well, no dry sockets, and I...
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    I wish sometimes I could be held accountable with spankings. Things I wish someone would punish me for include not managing money better (my cat needed surgery), for my laziness...
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    When you are sad, travel in the woods,watch the waves crashing the shore or cute puppies or kitties. You might not become happy but you will find peace
    getgoodfeeling getgoodfeeling 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    ...simply stated. i find myself worrying so much about the smallest things. the bible says to do this and it's for our own good. i pray that Jesus will give me the strength and...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i am always shock because very often i am not approached respectfully so i assume i am often approached simply for being a female. i would't find a guy offering me a ride or even...
    deejaygirl deejaygirl 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I needed more insight into the matter at hand. So, I got out my old friends. They have been around for three thousands years. Archeologists in Scandinavia have found stones from...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    There are so many people and whole groups taking offense in the littlest thing. Sometimes it feels like they are searching to find something to be offended about, but fail to find...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Only after the last tree has been cut down, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, will you find that money cannot be eaten. (Cree)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I dont mind working, but i really want to find something i could do on my own without depending on an employer. i think i would actually feel like i accomplished something, as...
    MadShadows MadShadows 41-45 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I find certain men attractive, and I don't mean it in a way that I get a crush on them, but it is the few things I notice about a man in the first meeting and if they prove...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    why is it so damn hard to find someone nice to talk to? someone who u just click with to have a nice conversation? I see so many ppl in this website looking for someone to chat...
    asilver2 asilver2 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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