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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    He clearly wasn't an idealist at heart then
    Probably a realist.

    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    To the OP: Idealism is having that avatar and imagining that people will actually like it.
    Oh christ... another cat avatar? Are we serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    No, that's not idealistic, that's down right delusional


    But...yeah, being an idealist means that you understand how the world is but always hope for better, believing in change, believing you can make a difference, and unfortunately sometimes retreating into a sort of fantasy world to be able to cope until you're strong enough to go out there and make changes again.

    Being an idealist means dreaming up schemes and actually going through with things other people only wish they could do, or say they'd like to do someday "only if" but never get around to it...we're actually crazy enough to do it NOW, and sometimes we win.

    We don't always win of course, and we can take it pretty hard when we don't.

    Being an idealist means looking for the good in people even when you understand there's bad in everyone.

    Being an idealist means foolishly believing my little rants might actually change someone's mind or behavior.

    Being an idealist means being disappointed a lot, but it also means being hopeful and loving a whole lot too.

    We go out on a limb, and like, live there on that tenuous branch, hoping for someone who understands us to join us so someone will catch us if we fall from our fabulous dreams.

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    Being an idealist is feeling like you're from another planet, at times *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post

    Oh christ... another cat avatar? Are we serious?

    Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here. You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself.

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    Firstly, I believe that everything has its role to play in the universe. Call it the "circle of life" or "web of life" or whatever. Everyone has the potential in them to contribute. And yes, I believe that by default everyone is good deep down in their hearts, however naive that may seem.

    The second part then is finding what role I can then play. What will be my legacy and contribution to this web? Life becomes a journey to achieve this 'ideal'. It's not a straightforward journey and I might not reach the destination, but that is the guiding light.
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    I am an Idealist,
    I live ideas
    I live ideals
    I live in the between of now and never
    Find me if you must
    But let me be
    I may be sitting
    I may be thinking
    When im done,
    my thoughts are fixed
    there can be no more,
    For I have seen all things
    Who am I?
    Who am I? made in the fashion of Christ:
    Who do I want myself to be?
    Not, not who I want for myself,
    But who the Lord wants for me,
    I am not that which I think I am,
    But that of who which fashioned me.

    Shine Sun

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    To me being an 'Idealist' stems from having a deep dissatisfaction for the way things are. I'm often perplexed on how the world ended up the way it is, and how people did not act to stop it from forming this way. I'm constantly bouncing ideas back and forth in my mind on how things could be better (though I realize that 'better' is completely relative). I guess I'd define 'better' as moving away from self-interest and greed and more towards altruism.

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    There should be a law against that seizure-inducing avatar.

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    I took a screenshoot of Jaguar posting in the "what does it take to become more idealistic" thread
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    Bite me.

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