Birthday (mm/yy): 2/22/89
Sexual Preference (optional): Bisexual (currently dating a female)
Location: The bay area of California
Hobbies: Reading, fencing, walking, reading the bible for educational purposes (it's important to me to read all religious texts in order to understand all people, and I'm currently working on the bible), singing, writing, being with my loved ones, exploring
1. First and foremost, this is your opportunity to tell us a little about yourself. Who are you?:
I'm seventeen years old and will be graduating in the spring of 2007. I'm an activist who enjoys helping out charities and attempting to make the world a better place for not only people, but for all of the earth's inhabitants. I'm the secretary of my school's GSA, and am the founder of our annual AIDS charity project. After high school, I plan on attending a university, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology, and getting my MFT (Marriage Family Therapy license). After college I want to join the peace corps and work in South America with the program. I love studying people and the way we function. I'm also very spiritual, but not religious. What I mean by spiritual is that I'm very in touch with my surroundings and the human psyche. I believe in the beauty of the earth and the potential for people to eventually learn to treat it correctly. I'm very passionate about my views, but also know that it is important to respect those who have different views from me and recognize the validity of others' opinions.
2. What are your "words to live by" and why? "Treat others the way you want to be treated." It may sound trite, but I think that if we learn to be sensitive to one another by understanding our own needs and desires, we can be better people.
3. Would you consider yourself to be a modest person? I would use the word 'humble' as a description of me, rather than modest.
4. If so, please forget that you are modest for a moment and brag. What are you proud of? (accomplishments, GPA's, awards, personal satisfications):
Again, I'm the founder of an annual AIDS fundraiser at my school. That project is very important to me, and I'm proud to be a part of it. I've also won communication awards for helping people solve personal problems. I'm also proud of my fencing abilities. Fencing is a game of strategy, and I am glad to say that I excel at it.
5. What are the first three things you do when you wake up in the morning & go to bed at night?
Morning: Roll out of bed while grumbling to myself, take a shower, and then eat breakfast.
Night: Put on my pajamas, call my girlfriend to say good night, and then fall asleep after a good half hour of staring at the ceiling.
6. What do you do on a rainy day? I love reading on my porch on rainy days. I make myself a cup of tea, find my blanket and book, then curl up on one of the chairs on the porch.
7. If you could possess any talent, what would you choose?
The ability to sing beautifully. I can carry a tune, but people that have beautiful voices can be so soothing. I would love that!
Favorites... (10 or less, please)
Placebo, Queen, AFI, Bright Eyes, A Perfect Circle, At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, David Bowie, Dresden Dolls, The Postal Service
9. Lyric (if you feel it necessary to post a whole song, please link! it instead of typing it!!):
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one."
Mulholland Drive, Traffic, Crash, Man on Fire, Philadelphia, Amadeus, The Life Aquatic, Saved!, Betelgeuse, Top Secret
Books: American Gods, Neverwhere, Good Omens, Invisible Man, East of Eden, Fight Club, The Hours
Play: Our Town
12. Inanimate objects:
Feathers, tissue paper, scissors, prisms, windows
Animosity, kumquat, cinematic, succubus
Opinions... PLEASE support your opinion with solid reasons as to WHY you believe what you do. If you a) don't have an opinion, or b) can't back your opinion up, you are unlikely to be accepted. We want members who are able to express their opinions and articulate the reasons why they feel the way they do.
I don't think I could ever go through with an abortion, but I believe in a woman's right to choose.I feel that it should be a last resort, which it typically is. Women have the right to have control over their bodies, and forbidding them to abort a child that she cannot care for is taking that control away. If a woman cannot care for her child, isn't physically capable of bearing it, or does not feel that it is a good idea to give it up for adoption for whatever reason, she has the right to choose to abort.
As in my political stance? I'm a liberal democrat. I believe that there is a price for freedom, and sharing the price equally is fair. I do not support George Bush or his policies. I am a pacifist who does not support the war in Iraq. I feel that it is still important to respect the soldiers that are there, as well as the political views of others. I also find it important to be informed on worldly political issues and exercise one's right to vote in our democracy. Complaining about the state of the country and then not voting and doing anything about it it lazy.
16. Vegetarianism/Veganism: I'm personally not a vegan or vegetarian, but I think it's a good diet and I respect those who choose it. It can be healthier than eating meat, as long as those who practice it take the proper measures to be nourished. As long as my diet is respected, I will respect the diet of others.
Literacy is mandatory for peace of mind. People in this day and age need to know the basics of reading and writing if they are to be successful. It's important for those who are literate to teach those who aren't how to be. Only with education can we defeat ignorance. Communication is also very important because if we are to coexist, we must understand each other and respect each individual.
18. Selfishness: It's a human trait, and there's no way to make it disappear. It's natural for beings to want what's best for the individual. However, it is important for us to keep our selfishness under control and remember that others have needs that must be met as well. It we want our personal needs to be met, we have to help provide others.
I don't mind pornography as long as it isn't violating anybody's personal rights. If it makes you happy (no pun intended), then enjoy it! Humans are sexual beings, and have the right to enjoy porn as long as no one is violated in the process.
20. Gay rights:
I'm 100% behind gay rights. People are people, so why should it be that we aren't all allowed to love one another? We are lucky if we find genuine love in our lives, so it doesn't matter if it's between a woman and a woman, man and man, or man and woman. Love is beautiful, no matter who it's between.
21. Religion: I'm a spiritual person, but not religious. I believe there is a higher being, but not in the way many religions define it. My faith is in the earth and people. However, I believe that religion can be a very positive thing. It's all about who you are. Religion is excellent for some people, and makes them feel safe. Faith that isn't abused is a beautiful thing. The only time religion becomes a problem is when I'm told that I'm a sinful person and am going to hell. I respect the fact that people may believe that, but I find it offensive to be told that I'm going to be eternally separated from the good. I also don't like when religion is used to control people.
22. Legalizing drugs: The only drug that I think should be legalized is Marijuana. Many people don't realize that the makers of hard substances is made dangerously and even by people who are terrorists. People get hurt and killed over drugs, and I do not support that. Plus, many drug manufacturers would not want to make their drugs legal since doing so takes away from their ability to charge whatever they want for it.
23. Substance abuse:
Substance abuse hurts not only those who partake in it but their loved ones, who have to watch the addict wither away into a person who is no longer really there. This is a very sensitive subject for me because my girlfriend's father is a meth addict who beat her mom and made the family's life miserable. I believe there are better ways to kill the pain than using drugs. I wouldn't lecture a user, but would offer support on getting clean and getting the addict's life back on track it the help is wanted.
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24. What are your biggest pet peeves:
Weak handshakes. It indicated a lack of character. I also hate bad table manners and people who preach about things they don't know about.
25. Tell us a funny story:
In my chemistry class a couple of weeks ago, my teacher, who is a very boring, strict, and uptight man, was drawing a flask on the board for one reason or another. A few minutes earlier he had yelled at the class for not paying enough attention. His flask ended up looking like a very large penis, and the entire class started rolling with laughter. He didn't understand what was so funny or why we were all suddenly awake, and then began to inquire what the big deal was. After a good thirty seconds of laughing, one of the boys yelled out "Your flask looks like a giant dong!" My teacher was petrified, and had to walk out of the classroom to gain composure from his embarrassment.
26. Do you feel that it is more important to follow your head (logic) or your heart (intuition)? Explain:
Both. One's head and one's heart should work together to reach a solution that is both logical and comfortable. On its own, the head doesn't consider the heart and the pain that a decision may cause, while the heart wont consider the repercussions of the decision.
27. Tell us one thing you find beautiful (it can be anything, no matter how "strange" or "unusual") and tell us why:
Oak trees at night time. It is a serene sight that is comforting and completing. The stars shining through the tree branches is mysterious and simply captivating.
28. Tell us one thing you find revolting and why:
Animal abuse. Animals are typically innocent creatures, and there's nothing worse than a person who wants to bring one needless harm.
29. Tell us what your socks look like (or the last pair you wore):
My socks are actually children's socks. They have multiple rows of bright colors and little squiggly designs.
30. What question do you feel should be added to our application (Tell us the question AND THEN... answer it!):
Why do you want to join the community?
I want to join this community because I enjoy debate and interaction. It's important to know other's opinions on pressing issues and learn from them. I also like the concept of a rating community that doens't judge based off of one's face, because the most beautiful of people may be the most ugly at heart. What matters is what's in the brain, not what one looks like on the outside.
31. Did you read the rules? Damn Straight :)
32. Promote us somewhere and then link us (this is completely optional, and it will not be held against you if you don't): I think I may do it at a later date.
33. Where/how did you find us?
The birls community, I think o.o;
34. What is something that has occurred in your life that you feel has contributed to your personality:
My grandfather is a poster boy for narcissistic disorder. Yes, it's a real thing, and he has it big time. His selfishness never ceases to astound me, and inspires me to be accepting of others and take their feelings into consideration before doing what I want.