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    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    When you make mistakes the most One day it'll

    make you grow, When you outlandish and you lose manners To God you shall consult
    Yanebell Yanebell 18-21, F Nov 23, 2014

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    Love is a test of faith.

    Without faith, you cannot love. I still believe. My brain, my heart, my soul. They are conjoined in this sea of truth, even amongst the lies.
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Lasting Impact

    Over 25 years ago, I had a good friend who told me some wise words - wiser than my youth could comprehend at the moment. This is the short version of that story and I think its simplicity is worth noting. As a child, I had a friend who couldn’t swim and was afraid of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    Wisdom

    But use wisdom in all things... Sometimes it is better to concede defeat and retreat. Allow yourself to lose the battle in order to win the war. So sometimes I will let people get away with stuff. Not because I am unaware, but because I want to see if they learn, change, grow...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M May 17, 2012

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    Listening To Others

    It is amazing what we can learn simply from listening to others. Sometimes we learn about what we should do, what not to do, and even something about ourselves. From my friends I have learned a great many things about the world and myself. It is interesting to listen to others...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Death is not our greatest fear.

    .our greatest fear, is being ourselves.. Our greatest fear..is that people won't accept us for who we really are..so we disguise ourselves with the various masks society offers. We blend..and reject who we really are..to make other people happy
    killuminatipharaoh killuminatipharaoh 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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    No Doubt

    an intrepid journey. filling the soul and crevices of limbic/ cortex with tools and language supressed into fragmented memory to blurt at appropriate timing. the capacity to speak personifies individuals. no matter what, always unique sentence fragments. each one different...
    tessagirl tessagirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Is it just for a man to do what is necessary

    so that he may accomplish his end goal. So as long as the means of doing does not materially alter his internal beliefs and thus that end goal. My answer is yes.
    adamfducas adamfducas 22-25, M Nov 9, 2014

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    Where Ever It Is to Be Found

    In the voice of a trusted friend or in the threat of an enemy it will help me learn.
    gothere gothere 41-45 4 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Yanebell Yanebell 18-21, F Nov 23, 2014

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    There are many people

    who love and care about me. I am blessed. Now it is my turn to become the strong and independent woman I know myself to be. So many are afraid to get close to me because they know it will bring them pain if they fall for me. This is why I warn them. I will not be using anyone to...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Men like Hitler rise to power,

    because men like him understand the majority of people use their emotions to make decisions rather than their logic.
    adamfducas adamfducas 22-25, M Jun 30, 2014

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    Genesis

    In the beginning there was only you and I, and a universe in which we found ourselves together, one in all and each. In the beginning there were only eyes to see, and hands to hold, and we were brave before we ever knew we needed to be bold. As stars swung by in gravity or love...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    Perfection?

    I have never completed anything in my life, because to complete something is to make it perfect. For if it is not perfect, there is still work to be done. So my goal in life used to be perfection, but now it is completion. I want to live a complete life, and I want to...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 26-30, M 13 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Self-knowledge

    I find out a lot about myself by sleeping. Dreams, they are who I am when I’m too tired to be me.
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Is it just for a man to do what is necessary

    so that he may accomplish his end goal. So as long as the means of doing so does not materially alter his mind and body and thus his end goal.
    adamfducas adamfducas 22-25, M Nov 9, 2014

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    Truth.

    What good in Your misery tender hands to God when you can do better by tending to the poor? Distributes silver and gold, you will be richly rewarded at the time of your death. If your house is still here It must be gold too. Mouslih ad-Din Sa'di Sufi poet (1258)
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M Jan 17, 2013

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    There is always an exit

    or a solution for every plight no matter how hard it gets , you just need to find it. Sometimes there are many hardships that someone is going through which make us get into depression. but solving and beating them one after another is not an impossible matter, and with little...
    wasseem wasseem 26-30, M Jan 11

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    Balance

    I have a very difficult time achieving balance in my life. I tend to obsess over one aspect of my life and let it dominate my being. Whether it be searching for a new job, reading self help books or being in a relationship. I let that one thing be my identity. I have a one track...
    Jen26 Jen26 26-30, F Oct 12, 2008

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    Many times I am numb.

    I feel vacant, but I know the emotions are ever present, buried under my desperate attempts to forge normalcy. Raunchy jokes. Trolling. Relations. Games. How long can I submerge what is forever a part of my existence? Not long, for I feel it slither to the surface, like some sly...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    It's Out There...

    I not only seek wisdom, but I seek knowledge. It's out there, in everything. I know that I can learn from everything, and this is my strength.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Rubble

    2010..   It was supposed to be a good year. A year of growth. Breaking free from the weights I've been stuck under for so long. And I guess it is. Somewhat. I have been doing everything I can this year to find some wisdom. Some kind of understanding of life and what...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    I learn from all that I see.

    Even the lowliest creature has a lesson for me.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jan 18

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    And so you tell yourself it was all a dream,

    the good, the bad. You simply... retrain reality, shifting perceptions until the truth is no longer distinguishable. And then, you think you can move on. Did you scramble your thoughts to the point of lacking all cohesion? You're running in place, from the very past you cannot...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Dress Of Righteousness

    “Righteousness is good character, and sin is whatever bothers you and you do not want people to know.” (Saheeh Muslim) “Righteousness is not that you turn your faces to the east and the west [in prayer].  But righteous is the one who believes in God, the Last Day, the...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    I Hope I Will Find It

    Only the fool seeks not wisdom, only the fool. Not to be confused with intelligence. I know wise people who can't do math. Intelligence is what you know, wisdom is how well you use what you know. Ideally a brilliant person should have both. Anyhow, I love the pursuit...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    It is better to remain silent at the risk of

    being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    You just don’t become a leader in one year.

    You’re prepped for it. When you’re at your lowest—but you got that faith—that gives you motivation. And when you have that motivation, that’s what makes you a leader..
    killuminatipharaoh killuminatipharaoh 18-21, M Jun 7, 2014

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    My Boyfriends Dream

    My boyfriend had a dream that I was an escape prisoner from prison. He was a bounty hunter he saw me I surendered to him . What does this mean ?
    suzieq29 suzieq29 56-60 Mar 18, 2013

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    You Are The Cure...

    You suppose you are the trouble But you are the cureYou suppose that you are the lockBut you are the key that opens itIt's too bad that you want to become someone elseYou don't see your own face, your own beautyYet, no face is more beautiful than yours.~ Rumi ~
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Is it really a moment of wisdom

    or a moment of just not being stupid?
    Avricka Avricka 18-21, F Feb 22, 2014

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    My Mind Is a Sponge

    Have you ever sat and wished that you knew everything? I have, a lot. Many times when something goes wrong, I stop and say "See, If I knew everything, I could have avoided/prevented that." I love to take IQ tests and watch Trivia type game shows. I used to tell people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    You Have A Purpose Here.....

    A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.....-Issac Asimov
    lookingwindow lookingwindow 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Four Agreements

      Be Impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Don’t take anything personally Nothing others do...
    Azoru Azoru 26-30 3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    I Have Found It In You

    words can't say just how much you have taught me in the short amount of time that we have knew each other. when i'm confuse,you are there to give me that great wisdom that i need. you also look after my well being and don't want me to get hurt in any kind. you show me so much...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom 22-25, M Nov 19, 2012

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    Wisdom?

    For whatever reason nearly all humans naturally contemplate about the universe. They may develop an understanding of the fundamentals or they may discover a way to achieve peace and awareness in their lives. They experience and generalize, this is the philosophy. However wisdom...
    dreamer333 dreamer333 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    The Power Of Being Wise

    A fictive comic book delivered an powerful massage which I have had good use of.... "With great powers comes great responsibilities" There is a difference (in my philosophy) between being smart and being wise. You don't have to have a great Number of IQ to be wise.... Wisdom for...
    HTH83 HTH83 26-30, M Jan 28, 2013

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    All comes and go . Nothing remains .

    And the song is on repeat over and over again. A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2014

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    Wise Words From the Mythical Mr. Boo

    If you are so angry that you are shaking, be wise and keep silent. What makes you think your thoughts will be steady if your body is not? -Orafoura (The Mythcial Mr. Boo)
    jarodkintz jarodkintz 26-30, M 19 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Wisdom

    I believe we already have wisdom within us. There is no need to 'seek' it. Just look within you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2010

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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jan 15

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    What is wisdom? What is stupidity and self defeating---the opposite of wisdom.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I was pretty low emotionally last night. I have a lot of bills and just learned that my biggest customer is paying net 30...which means I have to wait 30 days to get paid on an...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Jan 13

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    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jan 15

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    If you go to 'seeking advice,' you will see a blank. Come on EPers I'm dying to give out some tried, tested and true advice.
    itismichael itismichael 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I Live in Sydney Australia, seeking a Gf who will accept me as I currently am and how I will be very soon. I am currently doing a Nail Course as I need a change of Career. I dont...
    TrannyinSydney TrannyinSydney 26-30, T Jan 8

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    I am actually a cougar seeking a cub! I have two kids in they're 20s. I have been divorced and I now have a newfound interest in younger men!
    lindatheworkoutmom lindatheworkoutmom 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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    I shall always seek the truth in the name of justice! In justice we trust!
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F Jan 16

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