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  1. Forgiveness is strength precisely because a person needn't forgive!Is it strong when we do things we need to or have to do? No! Strength is being able to do things that are difficult! How can you let go of the hurt someone has caused you? It's very difficult, right? That's why forgiveness requires strength.Forgiveness is a sign of true inner strength. When we forgive we understand that we don't need our anger and hatred to protect ourselves. We don't need the pain as a crutch anymore. Forgiveness doesn't depend upon who hurt us, what they did, or whether or not they are sorry for their ac
  2. Forgiveness is the first sign of weakness?!?!Forgiveness is a sign of maturity, security, confidence, assuredness, strength, courage, grace, kindess, and love! Those who lack the ability to forgive are usually hateful, vengeful, weak, selfish, cowardly, insecure, and immature.I think you're too young to have gained any wisdom. You just don't know any better.
  3. I don't know about what exactly it means to be russian or armenian. And I'm not about to judge what it means to be good or bad/damaged. But can say this...I know people. And people are like chamaeleon's. They change to blend in with their environment...I know some people at school that act different even within different social groups in our dorm! So do you expect anything different when someone moves to another country and culture?An armenian from Yerevan that moves to Moscow, if they can't find other armenians to socialize with, will become russian. Not completely russian. They will r
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    Klitchko - Lewis

    This fight will completely depend on Lennox Lewis. Lewis is stronger, faster, more skilled...he's just better! But Lewis doesn't always have the right mental mindset. Sometimes he comes to the fight unprepared mentally.If Lewis doesn't get overconfident or complacent or lazy, Klitchko is a dead man.
  5. Kubrick was capable...but IMHO he was overrated...
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    You like jazz? What jazz do some of you listen to?Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock?If anyone says Kenny G, I'll be administering a knuckle sandwich!!!
  7. Michigan, another mid-westerner!! My major? The most popular major of all...UNDECLARED, BABY!!! YEAH!!! :laugh: I'm going to be a street bum when I grow up! :)I'm making this thread go way off topic now...so lets remedy that: So love at first site very rare and a product of pure luck...and to agree with socalgal, physical beauty worthless!!There...all fixed...
  8. Does my opinion count?I like the new one better!
  9. too familiar? should i be flattered or offended? seems like should be offended!! :laugh:did you say you lived in the states? where have you lived? i was born in jersey and lived there until i was...12? 13? then we moved to chicago. right now i'm in evanston for school. you near me?do you go to northwestern?!?! how funky would it be if you're like someone i pass by all the time on campus at Norris uni-center or something!!! :oOr wait...it just occurred to me...do you ever visit thesite.org? I may have been influenced by this article: http://www.thesite.org/magazin....ne.htmlI read a si
  10. And you know what's funny about beauty? You know the people and things that you find beautiful? YOU DIDN'T DECIDE THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! To a large degree, society and popular culture has taught you what is beautiful!For whatever reason, modern western society has decided that the characteristics posessed by people like George Clooney and Julia Roberts are to be considered beautiful. But in other cultures in other places or bygone eras, they wouldn't be so beautiful!!!When I was younger, I used to try to date all the "pretty" girls...I'd go out with the prettiest girl in my highschool cla
  11. In my experience, most people, even those that appear to be responsive to advice and guidance, usually will not follow that advice/guidance.Human's just aren't that bright. In fact, I'm pretty convinced that we might be the stupidest organisms on that planet. With most people, the only way they learn is to ROYALLY SCREW UP! Certain individuals have to screw up multiple times before they learn. And some people never learn...It's like the child...you tell him, "don't touch the stove, it's hot!" And what does the child do? He touches the stove...gets burned...and never touches a hot stove ag
  12. *gasp*You are wise, o Webmaster!!! So true, so true...
  13. Not at all! No no no!!! The whole time, I've just been trying to figure armenians out! I'm trying to make sense out of that published report versus what I've heard armenians say. What's the truth? The publication or the hearsay? In trying to figure that out, by posting here, I percieved what I thought to be a conflict between possible cultural and religious values. Now I'm trying to make sense of that. By no means am I attacking anyone or any race!!!! Why would you make such broad generalization about men? Women aren't that different from men. Some men crave sex, just as some women
  14. I respectfully disagree...There clearly seems to be a conflict between armenian national culture and armenia's dominant religion (christianity) in at least one aspect of life...sex.If there were no conflict, then the armenian men surveyed in that study would not have overwhelmingly thought it was ok for men to have premarital sex.
  15. Bless you soul! I think this is like the first post on these forums that I completely understand!Well, almost...I still think a non-virgin girl can be spiritually clean and shouldn't necessarily be valued less than a virgin girl. If Jesus can forgive prostitutes and adulterers...if prostitutes and adulters are good enough for the kingdom of heaven...then they must be good enough for me.Well...I mean, if the girl was a devout christian and a virgin, great. But given the choice between a less than devout girl who somehow happened to be a virgin and a devout christian that made a mistake in t
  16. I believe it matters...What do you value more? Your culture or your religion?It'd be great if they were one and the same, but in most cases they are not. The publication that I posted is a prime example of this point...again, if that survey is right, then Armenian men think it's ok for males to sleep around but not ok for girls to sleep around.This is the cultural attitude...cultural value...The bible, and christians, believe neither men nor women should engage in premarital sex. This is a religious value...You have indicated that you don't care if males sleep around before marriage. So yo
  17. oops!,So this whole virginity thing with Armeians...you're telling me it's purely cultural, not religions...is that right?In either case, Webmaster seems to indicate that one of the reasons that girls should remain virigins until marriage is because if they aren't virgins before marriage, then it may be difficult for them to be faithful to their husband.Don't Armenian girls have the same fears about men? If the guy you're marrying was a...(how shall we say?)...male gigolo, then don't you think there's a pretty good chance he won't stay faithful?Afterall, historically, regardless of culture or
  18. Webmaster,Well, since none of the girls are replying...I'm curious as to your own view..You obviously believe a girl should remain a virgin until marriage...and you seem to believe that men should value these women more highly.But how about men? Do you believe that men should remain abstinent until marriage? Should women value a "pure" man more highly than an "experienced" man?Is this all about culture or religion? If it is religion, then it's pretty clear that the only moral and acceptable conduct would be for both men and women to stay celibate until marriage...But maybe it's cultural bec
  19. Ok...one guys asian...but he's american! He was born and raised here! But the other guys causian! Honest! I guess there's a chance that they could have just lied to me...but I have no reason to doubt them.Oh, good luck on your exam! Wait...you have an exam on a Saturday?!?! Wow...Question for the armenian girls here: If Axchi and the publication is right, and armenian guys are all getting what the need...are the virgin armenian girls bothered at all by this double standard? Would the virgin armenian girls prefer that the guy be celibate...or do you not really care?
  20. Axchi,Let me ask you this as well...you say i met the "wrong armenians"...at this point in time, do you think there are more "wrong armenians" than "right armenians"???Also, that generalization about men, I take slight offense to...I've known a couple guys that were virgins until marriage. I'm not saying these guys are common...but they exist.
  21. Ok, help me understand then...If the data is right, then most armenian girls are probably having sex before marriage. And you say the data is 100000% correct.But then you say armenian girls cannot have sex before marriage and you seem to insinuate that they are not having sex before marriage.So which is it? Are they or are they not?BTW, I have no reason to doubt you! If you say you're a virgin, then you're a virgin!
  22. Ok, lets try this again! This will be a tiny bit different than my deleted post. I did not read the whole thread when I posted the first time but I've had a chance to look at the other posts. So here goes...First off, I guess I'm a bit surprised that some people are offended and/or unwilling to talk about sex. In the US it is considered healthy to talk about sex, even at a relatively young age. The idea is to make sure that everyone has all the information they need about sex...to make sure that everyone understands the type of emotional and physical impact that having sex might incur...
  23. My favorite? Just one?Mmm...Le Fabuleux destin d'Amйlie Poulain
  24. Yeah...seriously, where'd my post go? I didn't think I was violating any terms of service agreement for this board...was I? Was the post THAT offensive to someone? I thought it was pretty objective...nothing slanderous...Hmm...
  25. yup...that's about par... Does your heart ache when he is sad? Are you attracted to others, but stay with him faithfully without regret? Do you accept his faults because they're a part of who he is? Can he make you laugh and smile even when you're down? Does he inspire you to be better than who you are?Then maybe it's love....Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another's goodness....maybe...Actually, I think love is a choice...I don't think love is just chance...I think two people can mutually make love blossom.I think love is hard work, but the rewards are worth
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