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Pity and guilt--not particularly virtues but some people think them positive indicators. I think my dislike of them originates from reading Ayn Rand novels.
 

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Probably confidence, though it's a vague virtue.
 

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Overrated:

* ability
* acceptance
* altruism
* assertiveness
* attention, focus
* autonomy
* awareness
* balance
* benevolence
* candor
* caring
* caution
* charity
* chastity
* citizenship
* cleanliness
* commitment
* compassion
* confidence
* conscientiousness
* consideration
* contentment
* cooperativeness
* courage
* courteousness
* creativity
* curiosity
* dependability
* detachment
* determination
* diligence
* discernment
* ethical egoism
* empathy
* encouragement
* endurance
* enthusiasm
* equanimity
* fairness
* faithfulness, fidelity
* flexibility
* foresight
* forgiveness
* fortitude
* friendliness
* generosity
* gentleness
* goodness
* gratitude, appreciation
* helpfulness
* honesty
* honor
* hopefulness
* hospitality
* humility
* humor
* impartiality
* independence
* individualism
* industriousness
* integrity
* intuition
* inventiveness
* justice
* kindness
* knowledge
* logic
* lovingness
* loyalty
* meekness
* mercy
* moderation
* modesty
* morality
* nonviolence
* nurturing
* obedience
* openness
* optimism
* order
* patience
* peacefulness
* perseverance
* philomathy
* piety
* potential
* poverty
* prudence
* purity
* purposefulness
* reason
* readiness
* remembrance
* resilience
* respectfulness
* responsibility
* restraint, self control
* reverence
* salubrity
* self-awareness
* self-confidence
* self-discipline
* self-reliance
* self-respect
* sensitivity
* service
* sharing
* sincerity
* spirituality
* strength
* sympathy
* tactfulness
* temperance
* tenacity
* thankfulness
* thoughtfulness
* trustworthiness
* truthfulness
* understanding
* unity
* unselfishness
* vigilance
* wisdom

I kid, I kid, those are all pretty good things. Well maybe things like 'citizenship', 'piety', 'reverence' or 'obedience' are maybe a tad overrated historically. Egoism looks odd in the list, but self-preservation can also be a nice thing if used responsably.

(source: Wikipedia, duh)
 

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justice/reparations/penance(though those arent really the right words) - basically I'm trying to say that I think having to pay extensively and feel guilty and suffer for some wrong is overrated. I think that forgiveness, mercy, and healing are far more important.

practicality - most people consider this the best way to be, but the world needs dreamers and visionaries and ideas just as much. if there were only practical people, things, both good and bad, would never change
 

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being realistic


a lot of people use the words "down to earth" as a compliment
A friend of mine recently told me it's "better to live in reality"... I wasn't sure how to respond to that other than to agree (in part, although I didn't add the disclaimer). Meh, it's better to live in my head and visit reality when things need to be done! I typically do both at the same time, for numerous reasons.
 

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A friend of mine recently told me it's "better to live in reality"... I wasn't sure how to respond to that other than to agree (in part, although I didn't add the disclaimer). Meh, it's better to live in my head and visit reality when things need to be done! I typically do both at the same time, for numerous reasons.
*sympathy*


Who's to say living in your head isn't reality any ways? It feels more real to me here:crazy:
 

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*sympathy*


Who's to say living in your head isn't reality any ways? It feels more real to me here:crazy:
When reality becomes frustrating, my mind provides relaxation. When reality is boring, imagination creates entertainment. When in need of inspiration, once again, letting my mind wander is the solution. If there's a problem, odds are living in my head for awhile will be the solution.

It's too bad I can't show people why it's not so great to leave my inner world behind me. I doubt anyone would make the claim if I could.
 

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Ignance!!!!

There' sa time and place for it, but really; look at the state of the government! No political discussion please!
 
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