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On Wed, 16 May 18 17:38:36 UTC David Dean (35) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Slavery, war
Where would you like to live?
A big city, one of the great cities in the world. Paris. London. New York.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Gong to college next year
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Sleeping! My friends always tease me about how much I sleep, but I'm so busy with all of my extra circulars that I need to nap
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin,
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Harriett Tubman, Judith Miller,
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Jo March, Little Women
Your favorite painter?
Oh no! Mom is going to be so disappointed. She's an artist, and she's always sending me work by African American artists.
Your favorite musician?
Rihanna. Beyonce. Adele. Billie Holiday. Mom plays her in our house when it rains.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Thoughtfulness. My dad is so thoughtful. He always remembers people's names, and he writes thank you notes every Sunday after church
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Curiousity. Resolve.
Your favorite virtue?
A giving spirit.
Your favorite occupation?
Playing the piano, reading, volunteering with my church
Who would you have liked to be?
I don't know. Someone great that changed people's lives for the better.
Your most marked characteristic?
I'm super organized. I love to reorganize my closet. I like everything in room to be clean.
What do you most value in your friends?
Silliness. We're always making each other laugh.
What is your principle defect?
Everyone always tells me that I'm too naive. I just believe people are good.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
This is awful. My first thought was -- getting pregnant before I graduate from college.
What would you like to be?
A photojournalist
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Orchids. So pretty.
What is your favorite bird?
Flamingos. They're so pink, it's almost unnatural. How is that a useful trait in nature?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Toni Morrison, Alice Walker
Who are your favorite poets?
Maya Angelou, Mari Evans
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents, my pastor, my English teacher Mrs. Edwards
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Didn't I answer this already?
What are your favorite names?
I like the name Ella.
What is it you most dislike?
Racism. Colorism. Extremism. Prejudices, in general.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolf Hitler. James Earl Ray.
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
I wish I could sing. I would love to be a singer.
How would you like to die?
An old, crazy lady with ten grand children
What is your present state of mind?
Upbeat. Ready to graduate from high school. Finally!
What is your motto?
All you need is love

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