July 5, 2001    





What impresses you (if anything?)

At the moment, I don't feel like anything impresses me. If I had to think of something I guess it would have to be the natural world, outside of human society. Plants, animals, scenery, the weather...they can all stimulate the human mind in some way.

Gavin, 16

I am impress as far as people go, by confidence and caring of others and the world around them. A loving nurturing heart and a sense of humor about life is also a plus.

Stephanie, 25

My ability to completely crush a girlfriend by breaking up. No matter how much they hated me during the relationship, not a single girl hasn't been reduced to a sobbing heap once I broke the news.

A-Dog, 18

Knowledge impresses me.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I am impressed by my good friend. He's a perfect gentleman, and has a genuine heart. He is really sweet and honest. It helps me realize daily how much I really do love and appreciate him. It also makes me wish harder than hell that we could be together if it wasn't for some issues that are keeping us apart.

Anjel, 20

Things that shouldn't because they should be a given--like friendly service, good manners, someone letting you out in traffic, non-automated phone menus, good sportsmanship, and logical common sense thinking...pretty sad that these are the things that impress me....

Ben, 33

This was tough to answer because not a whole lot genuinely impresses me anymore. I suppose a really well-written piece of music, strong acting in a movie, people who can fix things that break without having to call a professional, people who can overcome major obstacles and not have to tell the world about it, some new computer programs, and a couple of other things.  I impress myself at times too...mostly when dealing with people who seem impossible to most others, and sometimes realizing just how much willpower I really do have.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

kindness. and honesty.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

I hate to admit it, but I'm impressed by people with money, particularly "old" money. Not that I'm poor, but I was raised in a solid, blue-collar family. We didn't lack anything. But there is something about people who don't have to worry about money and are at ease with having it that

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

hmmm... I don't know there could be a lot of answers to that question. Somebody who has accomplished a lot out of life is impressive. Anyone who does something heroic is someone that I would look up to, maybe that's why I want to be a police officer, I don't know.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA

In people? Sense of humor, sense of compassion, honesty and trust. I'm impressed with peaceful days, light breezes on a hot day, a fanastic book I can't put down, a friend who calls at the exact right time I need them.

I'm impressed with the beauty of nature, my mother's love, my happiness when I am most busy at work and just knowing that I live in a country which I consider the best in the world.

Allie Cat

People who can live in total simplicity. I saw a documentary once about a couple who lived in Colorado and rather than build or buy a home - they put up a teepee (a huge one with a loft) made of leather and canvas and just lived there...no bathroom....no electricity. I admire that fearlessness.

Their bed was in the loft upstairs so the wandering bears wouldn't get them while [the bears] were raiding their "kitchen". Just like the pioneer days . . .

Kelly, 30
, AZ   USA

People who have a good head on their shoulders, people who aren't afraid of being different or being honest. And *NSync impressed me last night-I went to their concert and I'll be honest, I used to think they lacked talent, but those boys put on a good show and they work hard.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

True goodness, that very rare quality that shines through. Any individual achievement that has stretched the person's mind, skills and talent.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

I'm impressed by phenomon that enlarge or change my small world.

Jill, 60

Intelligence and a good sense of humor.

Jennifer, 19

Existing... and being able to comprehend it. It's amazing all of this came from nothing. I love life and everything about it. Exisiting impresses me, everything does.

Jami, 27
, MA   USA

Philip Pullman's writing. Bon Jovi's music. Bill's skating. Katie's undying patience with me. The way the mountains soothe me. The way this sick kid I know never complains. People's capacity for psychological self-abuse. The grace of deer. The extent of humankind's rape of nature. Anything great that other people accomplish that is beyond my scope of understanding.

Karen, 21

In the big picture: How life works
In a person: thoughtfulness and consideration

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

Lots of things impress me. Too many to list.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

to know that people with so little and willing to give so much.

Brad, 20

Yesterday / Tomorrow