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Old 10-04-2006, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Great thread. I agree with the above posts...people who overcome adversity, people who are "real" and everything MoMark said...all impressive traits.

Humility goes such a long way. There's nothing at all wrong with being talented, beautiful, wealthy or intelligent...but I'm NOT impressed with people who are so insecure with themselves that they feel they need to go around flaunting these things. If you've been blessed with one or more of these gifts, I think you have an obligation to use them positively!

Sometimes it's the people who are the least "blessed" who are the most giving. I think we can all learn a lot from them.


This is the point I started this thread......some people are impressed by superficial things, I don't get it?
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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I agree...It really irks me when someone talks about how smart they are, or how successful they are. (My sister-in-law, husband's brother's wife) does that. She goes out of her way to point out the College she graduated from, says things like "Well, I have my degree" or "Well, you might not know this because you went to trade school, I went to college" Yeah, and??? Guess what, she does absolutely nothing with the degree in sociology she got. She works for a company that makes photocopiers. I think that when people try to point out things like that about themselves, they are trying to compensate for their insecurities (which to me, only makes the insecurity more obvious).

I like honest people, people who are down to earth, people who can laugh at themselves even and people who stand up for what they believe in.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:26 PM
 
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I agree...It really irks me when someone talks about how smart they are, or how successful they are. (My sister-in-law, husband's brother's wife) does that. She goes out of her way to point out the College she graduated from, says things like "Well, I have my degree" or "Well, you might not know this because you went to trade school, I went to college" Yeah, and??? Guess what, she does absolutely nothing with the degree in sociology she got. She works for a company that makes photocopiers. I think that when people try to point out things like that about themselves, they are trying to compensate for their insecurities (which to me, only makes the insecurity more obvious).

I like honest people, people who are down to earth, people who can laugh at themselves even and people who stand up for what they believe in.

OMG Does that just make your skin crawl. I have a sister in-law like that. I can't stand 5 minutes of her. I think people like that have low self esteem.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:46 PM
 
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I often here people say they are impressed by this or that and a lot of times it's things that don't really impress me.

One thing that has always impressed me are people that beat the odds against them.

Someone that learns to play piano and they are blind.
Someone that competes in races and can't walk.
Someone that grew up in a bad, drug infested neighborhood and gets out.
Someone that grew up poor and still finds a way to go to college.
Women that succeed despite working in a male dominated environment.

Also, people that adopt. There are so many kids with no one to love them and people that adopt give them a family. That's just great!


These types of people you mentioned are a true inspiration to all us. I love meeting people like that that how overcome many things.

I am truly blessed to know a family is so giving and they really devote their lives to others.

They own a commercial construction company in Az and they have plenty of money but you would never know it. They are so giving and so caring it just amazes me. They have done so much for kids that are less forunate I can't even begin to tell you, and that's just what I know, I'm sure they have done much more behind the scenes.

Anyway, I love people with a positive attitude and good sense of humor and I like adventurous people, people that are fun, people that are not afraid to try new things.At my age(43) a lot of people are stuck in a rut and are starting to act like my mother. I don't want to sit home on the weekends and watch movies I like to be out doing things. If you are a constant negative person with no sense of humor, stay away form me. I guess I should have put that on the pet peeve thread
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:52 PM
 
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Our daughter-in-law has her master's and plays that hand now and again. I love to be around up-beat folks, postive attitudes, don't sweat the small stuff and focus on the "Big Picture".
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:27 PM
 
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Our daughter-in-law has her master's and plays that hand now and again. I love to be around up-beat folks, postive attitudes, don't sweat the small stuff and focus on the "Big Picture".
Well I would put you on my list then, too bad you are not moving to NC
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:07 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Our daughter-in-law has her master's and plays that hand now and again. I love to be around up-beat folks, postive attitudes, don't sweat the small stuff and focus on the "Big Picture".
Agreed.

Nothing is wrong with having a good education but I know people that have very little formal education and are more intelligent then some I know with a master's degree. I have a friend that will only date men if they went to college, which makes no sense to me.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County MD
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only two: Honesty and passion.

Oh, and someone who is not one-sided: ie enjoys drinking & hunting but also independent music and theater. (Yes, I am describing myself)
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:05 PM
 
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Rapture: ditto to you, the one's with the phoo-phoo education tend to think they are somewhat superior but in my walk of life, have found the "street smart" folks just as savy and can hold up to any preppy grad any day...

IM1700, ironically, we have been checking out NW Carolina but the weather in FL right now is what makes FL, FL....and couldn't bear to leave it, at least now...we do have our home listed via FSBO, but are in NO HURRY, thank heaven we are in that predicament..and, just read in our local paper today, that our County is one of 3 that won't be taking a hit with depreciation like others in this State....
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:49 PM
 
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Rapture: ditto to you, the one's with the phoo-phoo education tend to think they are somewhat superior but in my walk of life, have found the "street smart" folks just as savy and can hold up to any preppy grad any day...

IM1700, ironically, we have been checking out NW Carolina but the weather in FL right now is what makes FL, FL....and couldn't bear to leave it, at least now...we do have our home listed via FSBO, but are in NO HURRY, thank heaven we are in that predicament..and, just read in our local paper today, that our County is one of 3 that won't be taking a hit with depreciation like others in this State....

I understand I am leaving Az for Charlotte and I hope I don't freeze my butt off. I'm excited though. Lake Norman is beautiful.
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