If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I’d really want people to be more tolerant of others that are not so much like themselves. For people to remember that even if you feel with all your heart you are right or you know what your own truth is, that the person who may think the exact opposite of you feels just as vehemently as you do. If more of us respected these differences even if we did not agree with them, if we didn’t demean ideas and people different from us I think many problems would cease.
What makes a person respectable?
I honestly haven’t put any thought in my lifetime about what makes a person respectable. I guess if an individual makes a sincere effort at treating others in the manner with which they want to be treated that’s good enough for me. It also helps if they bribe me with some candy.
What do you look for in a friend?
Honestly, loyalty, cultural intelligence and a sense of humor.
What are your hobbies?
I like to think! Really, I have never been bored in my life. I’ve studied music intensively for much of my life but it feels like a hobby because I love it so much. Reading, oh *wistful sigh* books. I love them. I enjoy history very much, especially Italian history and American. I also love the history and origins of languages,phrases, traditions, cultural mannerisims and just languages themselves. I speak Italian fairly well and can get along with Dutch and Spanish too. I’m a sucker for anything Shakespeare. Even if it’s bad, I love Will. I am also very interested in paranormal topics.
Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
I’ve done a lot so why don’t I just tell you the first and lasts? The first thing I started when I was ten years old was stuffing Christmas stocking and packing boxes of food for families in an underprivileged community. Most recently I helped out at a place in my community called FISH. They provide food, money, rides and all sorts of things to people who need it. I draw holiday cards, donate food , work in the storage room putting food way and packing up boxes to be delivered to homebound elderly people. I also just performed in a show where all the proceeds went to raise money for a non profit organization. It was hours and hours of work over a nine month period of time.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
I want there to be many more days wherein I am so happy that I am saddened by going to sleep at night because another day has passed that cannot be regained.
Who is your role model?
I believe most people possess a quality or trait that are worthy of emulating. For me, it’s more important to be a role model than to look outside myself for one.
What trait most annoys you about other people?
Prejudice. Prejudging people in a negative way irks me.
What do you want to do for a living?
I’ve already done bunch of stuff, I’ve been singing professionally for a long time, mostly in operas and musicals. My very first "real" job, (meaning one where I was not singing), was as a cruise director on a cruise ship. That job was so much fun they didn’t even have to pay me and I’d still work, but shh…that’s a secret :P I’m currently training to be a paranormal investigator as I’m very interested in working with scientific theories and helping to develop equipment.
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
Anything in my power to protect them, (barring the illegal or things I, personally, deem immoral).
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
This query is so difficult to answer. I think there are so many things that you honestly cannot really know until you are placed in the situation. I got mugged once and there was a woman behind the wheel of the “getaway” car. The guy had not only stolen my stuff but my friend’s and a bag full of things that belonged to the non profit organization we had been working for that night. The woman in the driver’s seat had her window rolled down and as I ran toward the car, with the full intention of physically hurting her enough to make it impossible for her to drive, I mean she deserved it and it was the only logical way of preventing them from getting away with everything, right? Well, when I got to the car and reached in to get her, I grabbed her by the hair, ready to hit her or anything just to stop her… I couldn’t do it. I guess hurting a fellow human being when my life wasn’t at risk was more important I guess. So, with this whole, not knowing for sure thing in mind I’d say no, I wouldn’t, but what you say and what you do are often two different things.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
*Honesty. I am extremely honest. I never lie nor exaggerate. I just never see a reason to. It’s very important to me to be reliable and trustworthy.
*I’m not sure what to call this, intelligence perhaps, but not exactly. I think extremely fast. I reason and logic things out and very often see or realize things that others do not. I have been told again and again I should be a lawyer.
*If I want something I don’t let things become obstacles. For example, I had an audition for a show once and it was just one of those days when I did not do well. I didn’t even get a call back. I waited until after the show was cast and the first two rehearsals had started and then I just started showing up to them. In the end the director gave me every single incidental character role in that show and cast me in the next show he did as well.
*Kindness. I do and have done a lot for people. If I had a dollar for every time someone assigned me the label of “angel” I’d be wealthy. I’m not saying I’d call myself that but I will do anything for someone who truly needs something or just to make another person smile.
*I am an excellent friend. I am immensely loyal, loving and giving to those I call “friend.”
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
*Honesty. Yes, this is also on my “good” qualities list. Being this honest gets me in a lot of trouble and offends a great many people to boot.
*Haughty. I’m afraid I can be haughty at times. This is not at all nice. If a person cannot understand my Phillip Glass joke, has not read most of Shakespeare’s plays and prefers Webber over Sondheim, I will mentally write them off. Yes, I know this is awful and it by no means gives proof that I am better than anyone else, (really it’s not that at all), yet, I do it just the same.
*Sometimes I behave as if it is more important for me to be right than to be fair. For example, in an argument or debate, I hate loosing and I want to be right.
*I find it very difficult to trust others. Born from a plethora of bad experiences I have been taught that it is dangerous and often foolish to trust others too much. My best friend jokingly refers to me as a “people eraser,” because if you betray my trust you’re gone. A second chance will be very hard to come by with me.
*Oh, yes, I like attention.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage : As cheesy as it is, for me, this is completely true; courage by no means does not mean an absence of fear, but moving forward and following though in spite of that fear. Fear stops so many of us from living, from doing things. To truly live you have to be courageous. While you’re passing Fear by, I always find it useful to indignantly stick out my tongue at it too. Fear hates that.
Loyalty : Put simply, loyalty is being devoted to something or someone. I think being devoted to yourself and your ideals or moral code is immensely important, to be faithful to this and in turn, impart this same devotion to things outside yourself like other people you feel strongly about is one of the most important qualities a person can possess. Part of being loyal to something/one is that you should protect it, even at great risk. If it is a person you should be unfailingly honest to boot, as trust is a great part of loyalty.
Intelligence : Intelligence is not simply an ability to read something, no matter how complicated it may be, absorb it and repeat it back at will or on command. That’s a sort of bulimic intelligence, is it not? There are many people I have encountered that read a book and repeat back almost exactly what the book states, fooling people into thinking they are intelligent. They aren’t. To me, the quality of true intelligence is a person who can think for themselves, one who reads or hears something, no matter how “accepted” a theory may be and question it and rethink and reason it out for themselves. A person who reasons things out on their own, comes up with original ideas and applies imagination to it.
Ambition : Having goals and working toward them with persistence. Ambition is a great thing but never at the expense of others, that way how can you really be proud and know you achieved something on your own if you had to use someone else to get there? Here, have a cookie and try not to notice that I answered my question with a question.
Name : Sarah
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you? (This question is optional for those who feel they just DO NOT fit in a house. Please explain WHY.)
Where did you find out about us? From lenabee ‘s info, (I don’t know her but we have a number of friends in common).