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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"But if you tame me,...

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it's true, i am a great hybrid of my parents

  • i am inherently stubborn (mom)
  • i am willing to compromise for the sake of civility (dad)
  • i love to dance (mom)
  • i have a great love of literature and appreciation of literacy (both read for pleasure)
  • i have a great sense of humor (dad)
  • i possess a fantastic sense of direction (dad)
  • family is ridiculously important to me (both are close with their parents and siblings)
  • i am on average late to many things but will make an effort to be on time for important events (mom - dad is so punctual it hurts)
  • i inherited the mothering (mom) and hands-off approach (dad) gene - this has been hard to balance
  • i value my independence for more than its worth and will fight for it incessantly (both)
  • i can usually be described as an easy-going person with a flair for congenality (dad)
  • i am master at filling up my plate quickly and can't imagine not being busy (mom)
  • i can plow through an all-nighter to complete what i need to (mom)
  • i am ridiculously patient (both)
  • i am meticulous in my work (both)
  • i am a people person (both)
  • i have the ability to pick up on new tasks and responsibilities well and fast (dad)
  • i can look at the details at hand (mom) and also visualize the bigger picture (dad)
  • i have the pleasure of being able to pass out anywhere (dad)
  • sometimes i trust people too fast upon meeting them because i have a deep faith that humans are good (dad)
  • i take precautions in things or people that i get a red flag to, a gut feeling if you will (mom)
  • i love kids (both)
  • i am accountable for my actions and what the consequences may be as a result (mom)
  • i think about all angels when trying to approach a problem, but also can think on my feet when needed (dad)
  • i am an ultimate planner (mom, but i somehow amplify this x1000)
  • i can 'shut down' when i am feeling extremely frustrated or angry (mom)
  • i use humor to deviate away from a high-tensed situation, and also as a coping mechanism (dad)
  • i am highly observant (both)
aug 23 2007 ∞
aug 7 2009 +