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What do you value about yourself and others?

Started 1386166999.98 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1386363744.72 by AnikaBrodie

The are you ..... ? threads made me wonder, what do people value about themselves and others. I do not put value on things like being pretty or petite or thin. I place value on things I feel are much more important - the content of your character (as MLK so eloquently stated).It is certainly not fair - IMO - to value things that a person has no control over like if they are or are not smart or pretty - but to value if they are honest, fair, kind, ethical etc. is much more on my radar. I also think that people who place value on superficial things like being pretty or stylish will have a hard time as they age and those things fade away, as they do for everyone.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

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serenity4e­ver1386167214.652543 PostsRegistered 11/4/2013
I just replied on the now deleted thread that those threads are still more interesting than drama threads. Strange the moderation here. As far as beauty is concerned, it may attract us initially but personality can be far more important than looks when it comes to friendship.

Victoriann­na1386167774.027101 PostsRegistered 12/3/2013
On 12/4/2013 happy housewife said:

The are you ..... ? threads made me wonder, what do people value about themselves and others. I do not put value on things like being pretty or petite or thin. I place value on things I feel are much more important - the content of your character (as MLK so eloquently stated).It is certainly not fair - IMO - to value things that a person has no control over like if they are or are not smart or pretty - but to value if they are honest, fair, kind, ethical etc. is much more on my radar. I also think that people who place value on superficial things like being pretty or stylish will have a hard time as they age and those things fade away, as they do for everyone.

Very nice post.

I value the same things but I'll go a step further, I aspire to be those things as well. I can't expect anything from anyone unless I'm willing to practice and perfect those qualities myself.

Ever felt an angel’s breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel’s favorite hiding place. ~Terri Guillemets

deepwaterd­otter1386171583.26712887 PostsRegistered 9/1/2005America's Dairyland

Resourcefulness.

"Take your makeup off, Let your hair down. Take a breath, Look into the mirror at yourself. Don't you like you? 'Cause I like you! - "Try" by Colbie Caillat

scotttie1386171770.03738807 PostsRegistered 6/15/2006

Kindness goes without saying.

Honesty and a sense of humor.

"Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as others see us!
--Robert Burns



bathina1386171982.7675750 PostsRegistered 2/25/2010

Intelligence, empathy and a good work ethic (no matter what the work).

"I didn't do anything to support the Sandy Hook people and now I'm living with the consequences." Richard Martinez

croemer1386172470.24375886 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

Sense of humor, mixed with kindness.

Peace in my life, I have not always had that.

Security.

I try to take in those moments that are special because it is easy to not realize what a special moment they are.

"Well Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart."

Peaches4you1386172830.953503 PostsRegistered 5/14/2013Where the woodbine twineth
I value a good nights sleep!

Sometimes I wrestle with my demons, sometimes we just snuggle.

straykatz1386173075.678951 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007

Happy Housewife...nice post!

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Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it.

happy hous­ewife1386176925.78332131 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 12/4/2013 straykatz said:

Happy Housewife...nice post!

TY

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

RetRN1386177824.811271 PostsRegistered 10/1/2013

I value kindness. As for material things, they can be gone in an instant (tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, floods, etc.). People who are thoughtful and caring rate high on my list.

Nice post hh.

Brinklii1386178032.15310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

I value the person's character and a positive outlook on life.

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

hckynut1386183498.61719722 PostsRegistered 5/20/2006Nebraska

Honestly is at the top of my list.


hckynut(john)




reiki6041386183878.6471599 PostsRegistered 10/22/2008nyc
Intelligence...............integrity................honor........,,,compassion

growing old is mandatory \growing wise is optional

banjo1386198759.485197 PostsRegistered 6/16/2006Nebraska

I value, kindness, compassion, understanding, love for animals as well as humans. I also value honesty and respect for all.

You can tell who the strong women are, they are the ones building each other up, instead of tearing each other down!

MrsLorraine1386212973.9033995 PostsRegistered 7/5/2012

Honesty, kindness, and integrity.

graycatsru­le1386213101.3935646 PostsRegistered 7/3/2013
On 12/4/2013 MrsLorraine said:

Honesty, kindness, and integrity.

ITA

Irshgrl312­011386214008.56714567 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

I value a sense of humor, positivity, honesty, a good work ethic, kindness, empathy, kindness and empathy towards animals, intelligence, common sense and loyalty.

Marienkaef­er21386214196.228528 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007Beautiful San Juan Islands

I value sincerity, dependability, reliability. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Be real. Be yourself.

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Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. -- George Carlin

cody1386218134.9376070 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 12/4/2013 beammeupscottie said:

Kindness goes without saying.

Honesty and a sense of humor.

Me too, in that order!

Lucky Charm1386218503.016436 PostsRegistered 2/29/2008
An observation....you seem to dislike 'pretty' women.

Life's a beach!

blahblahva­mpemerblah1386218517.836193 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I look for general depth of character (integrity, fairness...etc.), humor, intelligence, and as I've discovered the hard way, hygiene.

Yeah, FINALLY!!!!! Run Trey, run!

mamaslittl­epotato1386219622.9313329 PostsRegistered 3/7/2007New Jersey

Compassion, empathy, kindness, trustworthiness, sense of humor



You are such a good friend that if both of us were on a sinking ship and there was only one life jacket......I'd miss you heaps and think of you often.

mamaslittl­epotato1386219696.27713329 PostsRegistered 3/7/2007New Jersey
On 12/4/2013 blahblahvampemerblah said:

I look for general depth of character (integrity, fairness...etc.), humor, intelligence, and as I've discovered the hard way, hygiene.

LOL!



You are such a good friend that if both of us were on a sinking ship and there was only one life jacket......I'd miss you heaps and think of you often.

TN halfback1386239601.882691 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

Respect! It covers a whole lot of territory & without it, in any relationship, you are doomed!

mominohio1386254226.253393 PostsRegistered 8/8/2010

OP, I agree with all those you listed as well as the other posts here, but would add personal responsibility. There is so little of that these days. I could care less about your race, religion, se#ual orientation, or political views, if you truly have a sense of personal responsibility and live your life to show that. It seems that today, so many are looking to blame everything in life on someone/something else, and not stand up and take charge of their own lives and commitments.

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