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On Wed, 19 Nov 14 21:15:42 UTC Bruce Bennett (20) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To have forgotten my ideals, and goals to be a mindless apathetic flea.
Where would you like to live?
Anywhere that allows me to fulfill my uncertain brand of happiness
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Happiness is hardly a quantifiable accomplishment, instead I will apply myself to intellectual pursuits which allow me to be happy, and to achieve a more quantifiable goal.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Any idealistic character facing an insurmountable enemy.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Socrates, Jesus, Buddha, and Julius Caesar.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Any woman who is accurate, and fleshed out. Addie Bunsen comes to mind.
Your favorite painter?
Raphael, because religious paintings tend to be the most idealistic.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Loving, intelligence, and lack of inner conflicts
Your favorite virtue?
Forgiveness and humility
Your favorite occupation?
Writing and reading.
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone who upholds justice.
Your most marked characteristic?
The wish for a true impetus to drive my soul
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, but not loyalty to the point of insanity.
What is your principle defect?
Virility, attention to distractions, and weakness of will
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have lost time to worthless endeavors without any positive result
What would you like to be?
A man whose dreams will not be stopped by anyone, or anything.
What is your favorite color?
I don't have a favorite color, it seems too arbitrary. Pieces of art, and nature don't pick a favorite color, but rather many.
What is your favorite flower?
Orchids, because of their consumption of self.
What is your favorite bird?
Doves; as an idyllic white.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Borges, and Faulkner.
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Rick Smades
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
Time sinks, wasteful conversation, feeling so uncomfortable so I can't portray my true thoughts.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I don't hate any, I'm so far removed from the entire scene of events that it's hard for me to despise anyone.
What event in military history do you most admire?
French, Proletariat, and the Bolshevik revolutions.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Will power, honesty, and true patience.
How would you like to die?
It doesn't matter, although the romantic in me supposes that I'd like to die writing, or at least at home.
What is your present state of mind?
Anxious, and perturbed at the constant interruptions of my job.
What is your motto?
"When he realizes that he is worse that others, but that he is responsible to all men for all and everything, for all human sins, national and individual, only then the aim of our seclusion is attained."

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