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On Tue, 16 Feb 16 22:05:53 UTC Abbie (22) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Mens rights activism. Particularly encountering those who have distorted whatever it may have once been into the sexist drivel it has become.
Where would you like to live?
Across the street from the Hostel I stayed at in Indianapolis, with a lush tree to read under and a clean well-stocked kitchen.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Ideally, contentedness, meaningful work, and acting upon people with love. Practically, a fleeting sensation that can easily be stimulated with drug use.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Engaging depression with sad songs, engaging selfishness by saying rude things to people I love.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jesus Christ, Siddharta Guitama (The Buddha), Mary Wollstonecraft, Emma Goldman, Nelson Mandela
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My grandmother, who spent all of her life being blunt, and never stopped. But in the end was one of the most loving mother figures I knew.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Julia from 1984, who loved despite it’s criminalization.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Regina Spektor or Kaki King
The quality you most admire in a man?
When he is honest about his sensitivities and emotions. Including the “masculine” traits that sensitive people seem to look down on, like aggression. I want to know, I hate that stagnancy we expect of men.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Brutality, honesty, the ability to talk about things that are more controversial. Too many women are afraid to do that.
Your favorite virtue?
Mindful compassion
Your favorite occupation?
Professor of evil. ;)
Who would you have liked to be?
A talented musician or artist in an alternate universe steampunk utopia, rich, successful and inspired. With long, silky black hair and a fantasy wardrobe.
Your most marked characteristic?
Neuroticism with a creative aftertaste.
What do you most value in your friends?
Genuine enthusiasm & the ability to "geek out”.
What is your principle defect?
I am rude and irrational when I get emotional. And I get emotional too often.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have succumbed to my mania and depression instead of learning to understand myself and others in a more nuanced way.
What would you like to be?
Someone with grace and integrity.
What is your favorite color?
Purple with blue, fading into each other beautifully.
What is your favorite flower?
All flowers.
What is your favorite bird?
The raven
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Not a fan
Who are your favorite poets?
Poe, and some lesser known poets who I don't know.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Pope Francis and Snoop Dogg
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Mary Wollstonecraft, Emma Goldman, and many others who endorsed a feminism that held women up to the same standards of men, and didn't excuse female frivolity
What are your favorite names?
Luna, Zelda, Vincent, Artemis, Nanesko, too many to count
What is it you most dislike?
Technically, lacking serotonin or dopamine. But I do hate insincerity and willful ignorance.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I really don't like Reagan
What event in military history do you most admire?
The creation of the United Nations, perhaps not a military event, but it's better than one
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
A sense of humor.
How would you like to die?
Knowing that I’d made an impact, honestly. That I’d changed many people for the better in positive ways.
What is your present state of mind?
I’m on edge, shaking from too much caffeine, honestly.
What is your motto?
Being good is a process that will take your entire life.

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