If just looking could be so satisfying, why was I always striving to have things or to get things done?
If just looking could be so satisfying, why was I always striving to have things or to get things done? Certainly I had never suspected that the key to my private reality might lie in so apparently simple a skill as the ability to let the senses roam unfettered by purposes. I began to wonder whether eyes and ears might not have a wisdom of their own.
~ Marion Milner, A Life of One’s Own (Routledge, May 5, 2011)
i have all these plans but my hands are a paper cup and the dreams leak on out the bottom. like i watch opportunities bang on my window and i wave at them as they go by. i want to be bigger and better and in control of my future but instead i sit here wondering why i can’t argue myself into moving.
Gryffindor: They want enjoyment. They want a story, to feel complete. It doesn’t matter what they want, all that matters is that they enjoy it. They could enjoy getting justice and therefore want to be a lawyer, or they could be an adrenaline junkie and therefore skydive. Also they want their lives to be like a story. They want ups and downs, a beginning, middle, and end.
Slytherin: They want what’s best for themselves. This does not necessarily mean they are mean, vicious people. They can be kind and sweet, but deep down they know that they are the one person that will always be there. They are the one that knows themselves and their ambitions best.
Hufflepuff: Hufflepuffs want what’s best for everyone. They are fair and just. They want to be happy themselves, but they do not like it when others are unhappy. In no way does this indicate weakness. Other people make them strong. Sometimes they can be unhappy with others because Hufflepuffs feel as if they are the only ones that care. This isn’t true, though. Lots of people appreciate them and all they do, so don’t feel discouraged.
Ravenclaw: Knowledge and understanding are their favorite words. They just have this need to know things. They use their minds so much because they can’t turn them off. This is where the “individuality” trait comes from. All these thoughts just spark inspiration, they can’t help it that they want to share a piece of themselves to the world. Whether this “understanding” is used for science, or for their friend’s problems it does not matter. Ravenclaws just simply want to explore the possibilities and experience it all. Curiosity is their language.