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On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 09:48:33 UTC Doug (30) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to be completely alone in the world
Where would you like to live?
an apartment in a major city
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to be surrounded by friends, be head-over-heels in love, and constantly creating works of art.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
over-indulgence in earthly pleasures
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
those who do what they do for the betterment of the contiuance of their ideas.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Christ, Buddha, and Shakespeare
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Any woman who lives her truth whether it's popular for her to do so or not.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who step beyond their traditional roles and show that they truely ARE equal to men.
Your favorite painter?
Van Goh
Your favorite musician?
Scott Weiland
The quality you most admire in a man?
Living their truth despite it's popularity or lack thereof
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Living their truth despite it's popularity or lack thereof
Your favorite virtue?
perfect love
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
The person I am, of course. Faults and all.
Your most marked characteristic?
My passionate dedication to whatever I do
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and , of course, their friendship.
What is your principle defect?
My passion
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Having missed anything that made me the person I am today.
What would you like to be?
Myself - as I am.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Hers - but apart from that, all (good answer, proust. Think I'll steal it.)
What is your favorite bird?
the Seviere Macaw
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Emmerson, Thoreau, and those of that era
Who are your favorite poets?
Coleridge, Heaney, Dante and Marlow
Who are your heroes in real life?
Christ, Buddha, my grandfather
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Rosa Parks
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
people with exceptional poker faces....more accurately, my inability to read them.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler....though despise is a rather strong word. Can't we simply say "approve of least"?
What event in military history do you most admire?
The ending of any war that has ever been ended.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
control of my passions
How would you like to die?
surrounded by my friends and family.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
The truest measure of a human being is their capacity for love.

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