[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Wed, 09 May 12 19:10:46 UTC Christopher M. (31) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- Being in constant, agonizing pain
- Where would you like to live?
- Switzerland or the American Southwest
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- Waking up every morning in a place that constantly inspires me.
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- Frivolous purchases
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- Those of antiquity.
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- Alexander the Great, Tutankhamen, Martin Luther and Jesus.
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- Women who are not well behaved and end up changing the course of history.
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- Women who transcend space and time and thus, become so much more womanly
- Your favorite painter?
- Your favorite musician?
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- Intelligence, humility
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- Confidence and gentility
- Your favorite virtue?
- Your favorite occupation?
- Reading, relaxed conversation
- Who would you have liked to be?
- I would have liked to have been Mozart.
- Your most marked characteristic?
- Brutal honesty
- What do you most value in your friends?
- What is your principle defect?
- My sometimes volatile temper
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- Never to have known my grandfather
- What would you like to be?
- Finally successful and globally aware.
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite flower?
- What is your favorite bird?
- the Red-tailed hawk. Because it reminds me of my childhood.
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- You can never go wrong with a well-written travel novel
- Who are your favorite poets?
- Wordsworth and Robert Frost
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- They need not be mentioned. They know who they are.
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- I'm a big fan of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth
- What are your favorite names?
- For boys, I like Mathieu and Lukas. For girls, Cecile and Amelia
- What is it you most dislike?
- Ignorance and intolerance
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- Those who sat idly by while the world burned around them.
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- the Second World War
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- To be able to compound interest in my head
- How would you like to die?
- Quietly and without fanfare
- What is your present state of mind?
- A convergence of the things that I wish that I had said.
- What is your motto?
- Leave your corner of the world a little brighter than you left it.
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