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On Sun, 10 Jul 16 18:20:58 UTC A. answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be ignorant of who I truly am
Where would you like to live?
A simple home in an abundance of nature.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Needs provided for, few wants, surrounded by nature, books, creating something uplifting for the world.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Impatience with stupidity.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Characters who do not compromise their highest ideals and principles, who live free of the herd.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Adi Shankaracharya, John Muir, Hildegard Von Bingen, Sri Ramana Maharshi
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who love the truth and seek it no matter where it leads them.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who are uncompromisingly honest with themselves and others, who follow their inner direction.
Your favorite painter?
Joan Mitchell
Your favorite musician?
Jean de Sainte-Colombe
The quality you most admire in a man?
Authentic humility born of experience.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Constant and quiet faith in herself.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Just being...wherever.
Who would you have liked to be?
The version of myself that I'm meant to be.
Your most marked characteristic?
Ease with self.
What do you most value in your friends?
Self awareness
What is your principle defect?
Impatience with the flaws of others
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not use this life for self realization.
What would you like to be?
Ever more free in trusting life.
What is your favorite color?
I never answer this question.
What is your favorite flower?
I think...the marigold
What is your favorite bird?
Mourning Dove
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Janet Frame and Annie Dillard, among many others
Who are your favorite poets?
T.S Eliot, Theodore Roethke, Denise Levertov
Who are your heroes in real life?
Men who buck societal conventions and live on their own terms
What are your favorite names?
Don't have any
What is it you most dislike?
Exploitation of the world for personal gain
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
Not versed in military history
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Tolerance and acceptance
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
Impatience to finish this questionnaire.
What is your motto?
I don't have one

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