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If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I would make services for homeless and poor people more widely available. I'm accosted daily by beggars and I feel like my only choice is between (a) given them money, thereby subtly reinforcing their begging or (b) ignoring them, which kills my soul a little bit each time. The poverty of even one person in a society of wealth dims any glory that society might ever strive to attain.
What makes a person respectable?
That person's actions, and the motives behind those actions. The people I most respect act selflessly in pursuit of helping others.
What do you look for in a friend?
Ummm...that nickel he just accidentally swallowed? I look for someone with whom I can hang out and waste time but also with whom I can have meaningful discussions and work for some good beyond ourselves.
What are your hobbies?
Volunteering, singing, reading (mostly fanfics, but I'm trying to cut back and focus on real books again), occasionally working out at a convenient YMCA, acting sporadically, and dancing (theoretically).
Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
I frequently give money to charities, but I do not give time. Time can only be spent; it cannot be transfered from one person to another.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
A 50% reduction in worldwide homelessness in my lifetime. I find the low condition of my brothers and sisters in humanity to be offensive.
Who is your role model?
John Wesley, who worked hard all of his life and died without material wealth because he had given it all away.
What trait most annoys you about other people?
People who say "how's it going?" as a greeting, when they have no intention of hearing what my answer may be.
What do you want to do for a living?
Nonprofit work that will lead to reducing societal inequalities.
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
I would take care of my friend to the best of my abilities, offering my support in his/her time of recovery.
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
I would like to say "no"; if nothing else, then because there are so many more interesting hexes that can be used. Even so, I'm aware that I have a certain amount of anger beneath my surface and so I'm afraid I can imagine possibly using the pain or death curses in situations of extreme emotional turmoil. I cannot blame Harry for attacking Bellatrix after Sirius died. Still, I can't think of how I would ever use Imperious, as that requires more forethought than the others.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
1. I'm generally calm
2. I tend to see things in different ways from other people, which usually makes me come across as being wicked smart
3. When I'm truly focused on something, I keep at it like I have OCD
4. I'm constantly willing to help
5. I'm generally forgiving
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
1. I'm egoistic
2. If I don't have a clearly defined roll that relates to talking to people, I'm overly shy and self-deprecating.
3. When I'm truly focused on something, I keep at it like I have OCD
4. My willingness to help sometimes exceeds my ability to understand how to help
5. I'm horribly judgmental before I know people.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage: The ability to come face-to-face with your fears and continue on anyway
Loyalty: Sticking with your friends even when you think they're doing something of questionable wisdom
Intelligence: The ability to understand the situations you face and (when necessary) find quick solutions
Ambition: The pursuit of being better, generally either better than other people or else simply better than you currently find yourself to be

Name: J
Age: 25
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.)
I don't think I'd be very appropriate in Hufflepuff. Though I may be a persistent worker, I am not generally a hard worker, instead usually relying on my ability to find a quick easy solution.
Where did you find out about us?
One of the people whose journals I like reading had a link to Ravenclaw House.
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