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On Thu, 20 Apr 17 22:53:49 UTC Agape (38) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The death of my child
Where would you like to live?
In a civilized place, where respect is had for every human being, regardless of sex, gender, of race.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Earthly happiness begins when the desire for happiness for one's own self fades, replaced with the want of happiness for all who inhabit the earth.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Depriving myself of the life I should have lived, and mimicking that example to my children.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Arete of Cyrene, and any other enlightened female thinkers
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Arete of Cyrene, Socrates, Sappho, Laskarina Bouboulina,
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
The women of this little island who have chosen to live life as theirs, and not as others want
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Hua Mulan, a fierce woman whose decision to enter into battle were based on love and loyalty to her family
Your favorite painter?
Artemisia Gentileschi
Your favorite musician?
Old man Kostas who sits at the tavern every saturday night with his bouzouki
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
The virtues that allow a person to realize the self
Your favorite occupation?
Escaping into my books
Who would you have liked to be?
I would have liked to figure this out, instead of having my future pre-arranged by the traditions surrounding my faith and my culture
Your most marked characteristic?
My unrelenting love for my children
What do you most value in your friends?
The ear they lend to me
What is your principle defect?
My reliance on the men in my life, either by the misfortune of having those men assigned to me, or by own self loathing
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not have lived my life as it should have been lived
What would you like to be?
A great thinker
What is your favorite color?
The olive of the trees that surround me
What is your favorite flower?
The poppy that blooms in spring
What is your favorite bird?
The barn owl, that screeches at night in search of her young
Who are your favorite poets?
Konstatine Kavafi
Who are your heroes in real life?
The women of this island
What are your favorite names?
The name I call out in my sleep every night, as she will now only respond to me in my dreams
What is it you most dislike?
the small minded patriarchal society in which I live
What event in military history do you most admire?
All of Bouboulina's efforts during the Greek War of Independence
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The gift of courage to be who God intended e to be
How would you like to die?
With all my children alive and laying flowers at my grave
What is your present state of mind?
My mind is in a terrible state
What is your motto?
There is no motto

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