2. I am about as much of a big mass/mess of contradictions as most people.
Therefore, it is difficult to summarize. Perhaps my answers to the other questions here shed some light on this.
My best compliment ever was probably when my former bully said I was "a person of character and steel."
Things I aspire to:
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am not for others, what am I?
And if not now, when?
- Rabbi Hillel
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?
- South Pacific
I want to have fascinating wrinkles like I imagine the speaker has in that poem "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple," a lovely celebration of doing what you like regardless of conventions.
I am yoyoing, quixotic, and bourgeois