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On Mon, 03 Apr 17 13:51:21 UTC Alex (21) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be absolutely alone in a room.
Where would you like to live?
Scotland, specifically Edinburgh.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live in a world filled with art, a healthy dose of revelry, and company that pushes you intellectually.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Those that are centered around selfish interests
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who are able to pursue a path of justice even when it goes against their best, personal interests.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Plato, Van Gogh, Anne Frank
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A mix of woman from Hillary Clinton to Elizabeth Warren to Michelle Obama
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those like Hermione Granger: those who are steadfastly loyal, independent, and strong
Your favorite painter?
Monet and Van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
Florence Welch
The quality you most admire in a man?
A sense of self, genuine expression of his emotions, intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Bravery, confidence, perseverance
Your favorite virtue?
Compassion, empathy
Your favorite occupation?
Creating with a pen, whether it's images or words.
Who would you have liked to be?
Hannah Arendt or Mary Cassatt
Your most marked characteristic?
My excitement about learning
What do you most value in your friends?
Their passion and compassion
What is your principle defect?
Stubbornness, laziness
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never do anything
What would you like to be?
A writer, or someone constantly surrounded by art.
What is your favorite color?
Purple, gray, and black
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
J.D. Salinger, Colum McCann
Who are your favorite poets?
Currently, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Ezra Pound
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Anne Frank
What are your favorite names?
Sophia, Flannery, Theodore
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Any leader of a "free, democratic nation" who had a hand in apathetically and hypocritically ignoring others' problems because they were too self-interested in their own needs.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I'm not entirely sure, but maybe the moment in one of the World Wars when both sides stopped fighting in the trenches to celebrate Christmas together.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Hard to say. Probably happy with how my life unfolded with little regrets or thoughts of "what if?"
What is your present state of mind?
Exhaustion from a previous long day of travel and illness.
What is your motto?
What is meant to be will be.

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