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Define The Following:

October 7, 2009
By littlemsawkward ELITE, Holbrook, Massachusetts
littlemsawkward ELITE, Holbrook, Massachusetts
119 articles 7 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be great is to be misunderstood." ((Ralph Waldo Emerson))

What is arrogance?
Being pompous in front of your fellow man.
Being obnoxious in order to impress those around you (you know, the ones who really don't matter because they really don't care because they are just using you?)
Being selfish at the expense of those who actually care; who actually mean something in your life.

What is greed?
Being rich in wealth and power yet poor in love and spirit. Which matters more to you? Which should be more important?
Being completely totally disgustingly materialistc and absorbed in worldly possessions.
Taking those who truly love you for granted along with all the intangible things that they have to offer you.
Basically, if you didn't earn it you stole it. And if you don't understand that concept or you disagree with that idea, then you're spoiled, which translates into ignorance.
Wanting more than you need. And still wanting more after satisfaction was guaranteed.

What is love?
Unconditional. Blind. Perfection.

What is humility?
Simply - being humble in the face of creation and in the sight of God, Himself.

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on May. 7 2014 at 8:02 am
CNBono17 SILVER, Rural, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Lego ergo sum (Latin—I read, therefore, I am)
The pen is mightier than the sword—unknown
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity—1 Timothy 4:12

What is fear? Blindness to the comfort we have in Him; lack of trust. An illusion. The product of overthinking, of wanting to do everything ourselves, of not putting complete trust in the God who loves us. What is love? God incarnate nailed to a cross. 

on Apr. 14 2011 at 1:32 pm
littlemsawkward ELITE, Holbrook, Massachusetts
119 articles 7 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be great is to be misunderstood." ((Ralph Waldo Emerson))

I really enjoyed this very much so (: Good job. I like your response.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 5:27 pm
HisPurePrincess ELITE, Flemington, New Jersey
132 articles 33 photos 482 comments

Favorite Quote:
What things there are to write, if only one could write them! My mind is full of gleaming thought; gay moods and mysterious, moth-like meditations hover in my imagination, fanning their painted wings. But always the rarest, those streaked with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away beyond my reach. ~Logan Pearsall Smith

What is beauty?  That which we see as pleasing, desirable.  An object of worth and value.  Someone or something that is loved.  Something that inspires wonder.  Scenes that catch the eye.

What is ugly?  That which we see at displeasing, deformed, wrong, unseemly.  Someone outside of regular, or what we hold up to be perfection.

What is pure?  White, clean, empty of wrong, of sin, no stains, blameless, holy.

What is love?  Beauty, perfection to our own perception, everlasting, giving yourself away wholly and without restraint.  Joy, peace and hope in all things. 

How were mine?

on Mar. 1 2010 at 8:05 am
littlemsawkward ELITE, Holbrook, Massachusetts
119 articles 7 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be great is to be misunderstood." ((Ralph Waldo Emerson))

The mission is successful. I got you thinking. I sparked passion - you felt the need to do something, even if it was retaliate. You took the time and the effort. So thanks for the reassurance.

Just do me a favor and don't pretend like you know me. Thanks again!

on Feb. 28 2010 at 7:26 pm
shhimhuntingrabbits BRONZE, North Port, Florida
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What is singlemindedness?

Being so completely sure of your own point of view that you force it on others? Telling others that their materialistic, selfish way of life is wrong simply because of your opinion or the opinion of some centuries old book written by goat herds? Telling others that if they disagree with you than they're spoiled and ignorant?

What is religion?

An excuse for why things didn't turn out the way you wanted? An excuse for persecuting those who you disagree with? A tool for inflaming the populace and inciting wars?

What is serenity?

Accepting yourself, and living to your own standards, and not those of another, or a book, or an imaginary friend.

Why shouldn't I want more than I need? Why do the poor deserve the money more than I? So what if they worked hard and weren't rewarded, and I was born into an affluent life? If the situations were reversed, would I be the more deserving? And if I work for something that I want but don't need, does that make me selfish? Does that make me wrong?

on Nov. 6 2009 at 6:33 pm
CaseyLeigh PLATINUM, Moraga, California
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Favorite Quote:
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.

As an atheist, I still enjoyed this piece. Good job. :]