If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I’d make people more tolerant of others. I know that this is asking a lot and making judgments is part of human nature, but I feel that if people didn’t try to rub everyone’s differences in each other’s faces then everyone would get on a heck of a lot better. I wouldn’t be asking for everyone to agree with one another or to even like one another, I would just want people to stop treating differences in appearance/gender/religion/ethnicity/etc.
What makes a person respectable?
If he or she has strong beliefs and is not afraid to stand up for them. I feel that the least respectable thing someone can do is to lie to others about who they are or what they believe in and hold true. If someone does that, no one benefits and in the end one only winds up hurting themselves. Another thing that adds to someone’s respectability is their ability to accept someone else’s differences and not be close-minded against the unfamiliar.
What do you look for in a friend?
I look for someone who will stand by me and not turn their back on me in a time of need. I also look for someone who can hold a decent, intelligent conversation, and is not afraid to disagree with me. I like people who will tell me when I’m being an idiot or judgmental or callus; it let’s me know that they actually care enough about me to put me in my place. Sometimes I look for people with whom I have more differences than similarities, if only for the balance a friendship with them would provide. I don’t want a sycophant, I want someone who is their own person and knows who they are, that way it can be a balance friendship.
What are your hobbies?
I like to read (I read everything-even trashy drugstore paperbacks), write (I run/edit an independent youth newspaper in my town), watch and critique “historical” movies, watch cheesy science fiction movies/television shows, bike, play hockey, play drums, teach music, wander around bookstores, make movies with my friends, go to sporting events, act in plays, go to parties, and just hang out with my friends.
Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
I have and I still do. I volunteer my time very often. Even when I’m incredibly busy and feel that I don’t have time to do anything else, I make time to volunteer. Helping others just relaxes me and makes me realize that I am incredibly fortunate. Some of the people I have met through volunteering have been through so much, yet they still manage to keep a smile on their face and I can’t help but feel selfish and immature for worrying about some of the petty things I do. Volunteering just gives me a reality check and really helps me learn about the world around me.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
One thing? Wow, I’ll really have to think about that. I could say that I’d really just like to be happy doing whatever I’m meant to, but that sounds incredibly cliché and thus I do not want to say it. Perhaps the better choice would be to say the other thing I’d like accomplish which is to travel to every country in the world (even the one’s where it is too dangerous for me to go).
Who is your role model?
I can’t really pick one particular role model right off the bat, because there are a lot of different things I admire in many people. Picking one person to model my life after wouldn’t make it my life— it’d make it theirs, so I try to avoid having only one role model. Though if I was pushed on it, I’d have to say my mom, because she’s been through a lot and still manages to stay strong and not go insane. She works hard for everything she gets, but still manages to make time to go to the movies with me. That kind of balance and work ethic I can’t help but admire. She knows what it’s like to get what you earned and how to work hard to get it.
What trait most annoys you about other people?
Complaining/whining. If there is one thing that I can’t stand in another person is whining; it just shows me that this person doesn’t want a real solution, they just want to complain about it, but not change it. That speaks of laziness and I really don’t care for laziness either.
What do you want to do for a living?
I want to be an international affairs lawyer. Since that really probably doesn’t make any sense, I’ll explain like I explain it to everyone else: I want to a be a lawyer who works for the US Embassy over seas dealing with Americans who get in trouble with international law and try and get them either off or extradited to the US for punishment.
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
Well, if they were still being attacked when I found them, I’d fight off whoever or whatever was attacking them, then I’d check to make sure that they were okay, helping them as best I could and then seeking medical attention (if necessary) for them.
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
Yes, if it was a life or death situation and either I or someone I care about was about to be hurt or killed, then I would use one in a heartbeat.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
My top five qualities would be my determination, my loyalty to others, my quick wit (basically my sense of humor), my ability to work well under pressure, and my ability to know when is the time to relax and when is the time act.
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
My top five weaknesses would have to be the way that I am incredibly critical of others (especially if I think that they are not living up to their full potential), my short temper, my tendency to procrastinate, how I am occasionally self-centered, and my lack of faith in the dependability of others.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage: It’s the ability to look your greatest fear in the eye and keep going. It’s the ability to know when fight and when to just let it be. It’s standing up for what you believe in and helping others who can’t help themselves. Courage is not being afraid to be afraid.
Loyalty: It’s the ability to stand by others when they are at their weakest moment. To support those you care about or what you care about even when it is not in your favor to do so.
Intelligence: It’s the ability to use what you were born with and what you learned together to get the job done. It’s an appreciation for the seen and the unseen at the same time, and is taking what you were taught or learned in books and taking it to the next level without help from others.
Ambition: It’s more than determination. Determination just is a moment of single-mindedness, whereas ambition is taking all the necessary steps to get what you want in life. It doesn’t necessarily imply that you take no prisoners or don’t care about others; in fact it implies that you have the ability to recognize others’ wants and needs as well as your own and not trample over them on your way to get what you dream of.
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.)
This one is incredibly hard because I can see bits and pieces of myself in all of the houses, so if I had to nitpick and find a house I don’t see myself, I’d have to say Hufflepuff if only because I’m incredibly impatient, but that is just a nitpick.
Where did you find out about us?
I found this when I was searching for Luna Lovegood icons and clicked on the Ravenclaw Common room community.