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On Sat, 07 May 16 07:59:27 UTC Aaron Guy Leroux (37) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be engaged in work that is at odds with your calling
Where would you like to live?
In a state of utter freedom adorned with a strong community
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have a sustaining practice that holds my desire, demands my attention and requires effort
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
The tearing down of authority
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who begin their journey thinking they are common only to discover that they are anything but
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Huxley, Montaigne, Moitessier, Bobby Kennedy, Rilke
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Earhart, Jane Goodall, Hepburn, Rosa Parks
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The relentless ones, filled with grit, resilience, and tenacity.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Bob Dylan
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
It would have been interesting to live as Hunter S. Thompson
Your most marked characteristic?
Defiance. I don't claim it is admirable, but it certainly has its place.
What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness, honesty, openness
What is your principle defect?
I have none. I am a human being, I carry no curse; I move from moment to moment and sometimes my gifts and talents match the moment. Other times, they do not.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Living in fear
What would you like to be?
Kind, open, curious and honest. Always willing to change, to explore, and to bet big on myself and my life.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Who are your favorite poets?
Jason Barry, Rilke
Who are your heroes in real life?
My friends
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Earhart, Jane Goodall, Hepburn, Rosa Parks
What are your favorite names?
It is only a label, some more fitting than others for an occasion.
What is it you most dislike?
Mendacity, Authority, Corruption, Hypocrisy, the smallness of men
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who destroy and consume for their own granduer
What event in military history do you most admire?
The signing of peace treaties
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
A talent for languages
How would you like to die?
To be torn limb from limb by wolves...I want to be an active participant in my death and I would not like to spared one moment of the sensation.
What is your present state of mind?
Calm, hungry, with a garnish of stress from a task I must do that sits on the horizon
What is your motto?
Everything is possible

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