Are you more of an Idealist or a Pragmatist?

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Are you more of an Idealist or a Pragmatist?

spiced spiced
Which one of these is more you:

Idealist: a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.

For additional, clarity, an idealist believes in Idealism: the tendency to represent things in an ideal form, or as they might or should be rather than as they are, with emphasis on values.

Pragmatist: a person who is oriented toward the success or failure of a particular line of action, thought, etc.; a practical person.

A pragmatist believes in Pragmatism: a philosophical movement or system having various forms, but generally stressing practical consequences as constituting the essential criterion in determining meaning, truth, or value.

I know most of us aren't entirely idealistic or pragmatic. But which is closer to you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I'm more of an Idealist
solitudinarian , js250
2  (20%)
I'm more of a Pragmatist
LavenderSkies , deltalima , ViVix , BlooJay , sweetpea12 , Gunsmoke , spiced , Incendiaire
8  (80%)
Total votes: 10
Poll is closed
03/02/2013
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deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Which one of these is more you:

Idealist: a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.

For additional, clarity, an idealist believes in Idealism: the tendency to represent things in an ideal form, ...
I think slightly more pragmatic but I am an idealist as well.
03/02/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Which one of these is more you:

Idealist: a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.

For additional, clarity, an idealist believes in Idealism: the tendency to represent things in an ideal form, ...
I'm incredibly practical, which may be why I'm not happy much.
03/02/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I'm definitely a pragmatist.
03/02/2013
js250 js250
More of an idealist with a healthy dose of pragmetism....came with experience.
03/03/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Which one of these is more you:

Idealist: a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.

For additional, clarity, an idealist believes in Idealism: the tendency to represent things in an ideal form, ...
Pragmatist definitely
03/03/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
90% pragmatist
03/03/2013
spiced spiced
I have ideals and values, but when it comes to achieving them, I'm pragmatic. Better to compromise and make imperfect (but real) progress than to dig in your heels and get nowhere, IMO.
03/03/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
More of a pragmatist.
03/03/2013
Total posts: 9
Unique posters: 8