My name is Raccoon to my friends, or Jesse for boring people. This is my current account on LiveJournal.
I'm a male in my late 20s. I am quiet and contemplative, but I enjoy having lively conversations with my friends. I tend to be kind, even toward people who don't deserve it--I think most people are bitter because everyone around them is bitter.
One of the big themes of my current life is finding out how to stay happy in sub-optimal situations, and stick to my ideals in crapsack world. I won't allow life, in all of its potential awesomeness, to flow by while I sleepwalk through it.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. --Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. --Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. --Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. --Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. --Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. --Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. --Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. --Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. --Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. --Give the world the best you have anyway.
"The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership," Kent M. Keith