I heard that...
August 27, 2009 5:39pm CST
I heard someone say that admiration is the state farthest from understanding and i'm wondering if it's true because it sorta makes sense but i dunno.
30 Aug 09
It is not strictly true for all cases. Admiration is a state of being impressed with a person, and in certain cases with a wish to be close to the person or object being admired. People tend to have different reasons for admiring something. The status or success achieved by a person can invite admiration from other people. Basically this has been dealt with by the responder before me. This sort of admiration is more akin to idolising the person. Another group of people will admire someone after knowing what this person had gone through. This person may not be well known. His or her integrity, determination, hard work, wisdom, and insight are among the characteristics attracting other people to him or her. I belong to the second group.
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28 Aug 09
I'm gonna have to take it as things look different from the other side of the fence, like the grass is greener deal. You know what I mean. I may look at someone with admiration and even some jealousey at that person's standing in life. Weither it be finacial, home, communit, whatever. But I don't really know what that person has been through to get to that point in their life. Atleast that's how I'm interperting the admiration is farthest thing you mentioned. I could also break it down as I don't know what a person has gone through until I've walked a mile in their shoes.