Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Strengths

- patient
- helpful
- responsible
- sensitive
- compassionate
- sometimes a sense of humor
- forgiving
- positive
- open-minded
- sometimes wise
- cheerful
- inclusive
- kind
- sometimes insightful
- good listener
- sometimes curious
- sometimes passionate
- confident
- able to socialize
- leadership
- caring
- encouraging
- peacemaker

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Character Flaws

- procrastinator
- jealous
- oblivious
- sometimes too ambitious
- sometimes selfish
- sometimes too sensitive
- sometimes stubborn
- sometimes sarcastic
- sometimes greedy
- sometimes bossy
- sometimes too proud
- too nice to do anything
- sometimes too talkative
- sometimes lazy
- sometimes like to argue


"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom." -Stephen Vincent Benet
I like power. I like having control over everything. But at the same time, I am also very scared of power because of all the crazy things that I saw many people did with it. It is true, that you tend to think yourself are the greatest when you had the power. You will think that you are superior than others and you will seldom admit your mistakes. You will not improve in any way. Therefore, power is terrible and horrifying so think twice before you ask for it!


"Ambition is the grand enemy of all peace." -John Cowper Powys
I totally agree with this quote, I think it is so true. I think the reason that ambition destroys peace is that it creates competitions between people, it makes them become aggressive and combative. Because everyone wants to be better than everyone else, people don't share things and they tend to become unfriendly. However, although ambition is destructive and injurious, I think it is something that we all need to have. Ambition to me is like goals that you set for yourself. Goals are extremely important because everybody needs to know at all times what they are working for and what they want to achieve. Having no ambition is like having no plans or ideas of what you are going to do now and in the future. All successful people have a great amount of ambition. The key is to learn how to balance that and not to let your ambition hurt others that are around you.