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Christopher Torrenueva

"To change the world."

Whitby, ON, Canada
male, age 25
Speaks: Canadian English
Joined Dec 16, 2010
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Hometown Toronto, ON 
Homepage http://www.christophertorrenueva.wordpress.
Birthday March 08, 1993  
Languages Canadian English  
About Me Conscientious, Hardworking, Respectful, Idealistic, Sensible, Task-Oriented, Organized, Philosophical, Humble, Empathetic, and Responsible.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Roman Catholic  
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Wild Fact About Me I have been to more than eight schools.
My Philosophy Importance is defined by the 5 influential Is: Intelligence, Imagination, Integrity, Intuition, and Insight.
What Gives Me Hope In life, there are setbacks to surmount, barriers to break, and obstacles to overcome. Despite all the roadblocks to success, every challenge can serve as a catalyst for change.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Adequate and Affordable Health Care, Legal Services, and Education for All.
What/who changed my life and why My greatest role models are those who were able to overcome adversity and become a benefactor to others. I hope to leave my mark on the world in a way that would uplift all people to see the beacon of light within the strength of every human spirit.
What Bugs Me Discrimination, Prejudice, Stereotypes  
What Scares Me  
Role Models Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger, Michelle Rhee, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Dalai Lama, David Suzuki, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Lance Armstrong, Jose Rizal  
Quotation “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
- Thomas a Kempis

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
- Judy Garland

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.”
- Unknown

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson

“Those who do not know their opponents’ arguments do not completely understand their own.”
- David L. Bender and Bruno Leone

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
- Oprah Winfrey

“Courage is the greatest virtue as it is the one from which all the others arise.”
- Maya Angelou

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
- Brian Littrell

“You can’t let success get to your head similarly to how you can’t let failure get to your heart.”
- Unknown

“Life is not about being the best in the world, but being the best for the world.”
- Unknown

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
- Chinese Proverb

“Don’t count the days, make the days count!”
– Anthony Morondo

“It’s a rare person who can take care of hearts while also taking care of business.”
- Unknown

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
- “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
- Unknown

“Where there is hatred, there is a path to love.”
“Where there is injury, there is a path to pardon.”
“Where there is doubt, there is a path to faith.”
“Where there is despair, there is a path to hope.”
“Where there is darkness, there is a path to light.”
“Where there is sadness, there is a path to joy.”
“No matter how dark things seem to get, there are always possibilities.”
- “A Thousand Paths to Comfort” by David Baird

“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order; we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.”
- Confucius

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
- John Wooden

“Spend time each day thinking about whether your life is in sync with whatever your inner will wants to achieve. If it is not, start planning a way to make the two roads to merge.” – Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
- St. Francis of Assisi
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