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On Sun, 22 Jul 18 21:47:10 UTC Acrania (25) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To have extracted from you the ability to think and dream.
Where would you like to live?
Within the shadow of my own contentment. That, or New York City.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To find love in every living thing and contentment in every transgression that may arise.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Self-deprecation and gluttony.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those of ordinary ability that achieve the extraordinary in great circumstance.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The brave plebeians that drive revolution and evolution of human society.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those that strive tenaciously to their goals while continuing to sport a smile upon their faces.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Same as for heroes but without the wasp of masculinity that trails bravery.
Your favorite painter?
Escher (artist but w/e)
Your favorite musician?
John Coltrane
The quality you most admire in a man?
Openness and humour
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Boldness and confidence
Your favorite virtue?
Compassion (within which all other virtues lie- to a degree)
Your favorite occupation?
Getting lost (in life and in dreams)
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone who truly and utterly accepts and loves themselves (or Jane Goodall).
Your most marked characteristic?
At the best of times, my enthusiasm and wit; at the worst of times, my acrimoniousness and melancholy.
What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness,intelligence, and humour.
What is your principle defect?
Self deprecation
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have never known and experienced love.
What would you like to be?
My own best friend but also a friend to all.
What is your favorite color?
The pretty one.
What is your favorite flower?
Indian paintbrush- but they're all lovely.
What is your favorite bird?
African Grey parrot.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Albert Camus, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison and of course, Shakespeare
Who are your favorite poets?
Rabindranath Tagore, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson
Who are your heroes in real life?
Jane Goodall, Nelson Mandela, Noam Chomsky, Sitting Bull
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Andal, Hatshepsut, Dolores Huerta
What are your favorite names?
Those that perfectly suit the person.
What is it you most dislike?
Hate.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those that abuse power beyond measure.
What event in military history do you most admire?
D-day.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Telekinesis...though I suppose that's not natural. Let's go for discipline.
How would you like to die?
Happy.
What is your present state of mind?
Hurumph.
What is your motto?
Always critique normalcy.

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