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Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?

OED's first definition says it's "the unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection". (Please, do philosophy in a discussion you open.) I…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

20 May 9
Reply by Chris

Idealists say . . . ; Cynics say . . . ; Realists say . . . .

A friend lives in a state-run retirement community. A few hours ago he told me of a situation in which a state employee can grant or deny t…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

14 Sep 27, 2016
Reply by Chris

Hell Has No Fury Like An Idealist Disappointed

The world we live in disappoints many idealists. I could write a book describing the furies I felt. Instead, I ask "When for most children…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

13 Nov 22, 2015
Reply by Stephen

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